Former WZZM Reporter Sues For Gender Discrimination Related To COVID-19

WZZM Grand Rapids News Adds Meteorologist

Tegna-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 45) has hired Samantha Jacques as its new meteorologist. She began her broadcast career as weekend meteorologist at WWTV Traverse City-Cadillac, Mich., while a junior in college. She worked as a teaching assistant, helped to create the first broadcast meteorology course offered at Central Michigan University, forecasting […]

WZZM Adds Meteorologist Michael Behrens

Meteorologist Michael Behrens joins Tegna-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 45), debuting Saturday evening, April 11. Behrens worked in both Fort Wayne, Ind., and Saginaw, Mich., prior to his most recent post at Tegna’s KYTX Tyler, Texas. In college, Behrens was a member of the Ball State Storm Chase Team.

DMA 49: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Dan Baylog Named WZZM President-GM

Tegna moves its programming and research veteran to succeed Janet Mason as head of its ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich.

DMA 49: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WZZM President-GM Janet Mason To Retire

She began her career as part of the first wave of women TV newscasters in the 1970s and rose through the ranks to news director and into management.

DMA 49: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

James Starks Joins WZZM Morning Anchor Desk

Tegna’s ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 49) has added sports anchor James Starks to the ensemble of 13 On Your Side Mornings beginning Monday, Nov. 5. He’s no stranger to the Midwest, having been born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Starks covered the World Series, NBA Playoffs, NFL Draft and many other major […]

DMA 43: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WZZM Names New Director Of Sales

Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich., promotes Paul Mack from major accounts sales manager.

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WZZM Promotes Chris Legg To Sales Director

The 19-year veteran of Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich., has worked his way up from account executive.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM News Desk Designed By College Students

MARKET SHARE

WZZM Produces ‘Star War’ Themed Promos

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Adds Another Investigative Reporter

Tegna-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 40), has added investigative journalist David Bailey to its Watchdog Investigative Team. He starts on Sept. 1. Bailey has been the chief investigative reporter for WWMT Kalamazoo, Mich., for the past eight years. “More importantly than the awards, David’s reporting has resulted in change,” said WZZM 13 […]

PLAYOUT (DMA 40: GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM’s Chuck Mikowski Wins Engineering Honor

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Sports Anchor Ashcroft Moves To News

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Tops Stations In Airing Political Ads

Viewers in West Michigan couldn’t escape the bombardment of ads during the most recent campaign cycle, and perhaps that’s an understatement. One research firm said its figures show Gannett’s Grand Rapids, MIch., ABC affiliate 13 ran 1,820 ads during the time leading up to Tuesday’s election — the most of any individual TV station across the county.

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Hires Sports Director And Sports MMJ

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 40), has beefed up its sports department. Jamal Spencer is WZZM’s new sport director is a Michigan native from the Metro Detroit area and a graduate of Michigan State University. He is returning home to the Great Lakes State from Fargo, N.D., where he ran sports at […]

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Meredith TerHaar Returning To WZZM Next Month

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 40), announced the return of former Producer/Reporter Meredith TerHaar as the new weekend morning news anchor and multimedia journalist. She began her journalism career at WZZM as an intern in 2003. She was then hired as an associate producer, and then promoted to noon show producer. She […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM To Launch 5 P.M. Newscast

The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affil will debut the broadcast on Sept. 8. Juliet Dragos and Nick LaFave will co-anchor.

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Expands Weekend, Weekday News

The Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC affiliate is adding news on Sunday morning and at 4:30 a.m. weekdays.

DMA 39

WZZM Grand Rapids Ups Van Ameyde, Adds LaFave

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), has given anchor/investigative reporter Lee Van Ameyde new responsibilities as managing editor of the WZZM 13 Watchdog Investigative Team. This will be in addition to the investigative reporter responsibilities he currently handles. “He will lead a team of gifted storytellers and skilled investigative journalists,” said Janet […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Names Dan Harland As A.M. Co-Anchor

Gannett ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, MIch. (DMA 39), has chosen as its new morning co-anchor Dan Harland. He replaces Derek Francis, who left at end of May. Harland will join Lauren Stanton and meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer in early August.  Harland attended Southern Illinois University and joined WZZM in 2003 as a multimedia journalist and […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Grand Rapids Expands Noon Newscast

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39) will add a half hour to its weekday noon news, extending it to 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 27. “We are thrilled about expanding this extremely popular newscast,” says Janet Mason, WZZM president- GM. Longtime news anchor Lauren Stanton and meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer will anchor the […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

John Hogan Joins WZZM Investigative Team

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39) has hired John Hogan as part of its Watchdog Investigative Team. The Watchdog Team is headed by Lee Van Ameyde who has been a reporter and anchor at WZZM for more than 36 years. “John and Lee will be advocates for the people of West Michigan,” […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Launches Watchdog Reporting Team

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), has created a Watchdog Team headed by veteran reporter and anchor, Lee Van Ameyde who has been with the station for more than 36 years. Van Ameyde, the stations says, “is known in the community and professional arenas as being an advocate for those without a […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM’s Van Ameyde Moves To Watchdog Team

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM, Red Cross Raise Nearly $34,000

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), and the America Red Cross of West Michigan raised nearly $34,000 to help the victims of Super Storm Sandy with an 11-hour telethon. “Our viewers and digital users showed their generosity” said WZZM President-GM Janet Mason. “We asked them to make a difference, and they responded […]

DIGITAL DMA: GRAND RAPIDS, MI (42)

User Engagement Is Digital Mantra In Mich.

In Western Michigan, online engagement has long been part of the local media mission. And with local TV sites and statewide behemoth MLive.com — which represents Advance Publication’s area newspapers — all fighting for the market’s online audience, the battle often comes down to who is forging the most resonant connections with users.

DMA 42 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Drive Collects Over 267,000 Pounds Of Food

WZZM, the Gannett-owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 42), just completed its annual WZZM 13 Food for Families campaign. During this 12th year of the eight-day drive to help feed hungry families who often times go without during the summer months, WZZM collected  more than 267,000 pounds of food with more continuing to […]

DMA 42 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM To Replay 6 A.M. News On Subchannel

WZZM , the Gannett-owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 42), will replay its 6 a.m. newscast on its ch. 13.2, WZZM 13 On Target Weather Network, Mondays through Fridays beginning June 4 at 7 a.m. “We know our viewers are busy in the morning and can’t always watch the news, so we’re giving […]

DMA 41

WZZM Grand Rapids Launching DealChicken

Gannett’s ABC affiliate is rolling out the company’s DealChicken daily deals service beginning next week.

DMA 41

WZZM Brings Back Weekend A.M. News

Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts returned over the weekend at Gannett’s ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. The 6-8 a.m. broadcasts are anchored by Jennifer Pascua and new meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer.