WILX Lansing Sports Ups Fred Heumann, Returns Sports In 11 P.M. News
Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WILX Lansing, Mich., has promoted longtime sports reporter Fred Heumann to co-sports director on Aug. 1. The stations said Heumann will play “a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of the sports department” along with Tim Staudt.
On Monday, Aug. 9, following the Summer Olympics broadcast on WILX, News 10 will re-launch a nightly sportscast in its 11 p.m. newscasts. Heumann will anchor the 11 p.m. sportscasts Tuesday through Friday. Kellan Buddy will anchor the 11 p.m. sportscasts Saturday through Monday. Heumann and Buddy will co-anchor the Friday night Sports Blitz. Natalie Kerwin will be dedicated to covering sports stories, supporting all WILX on-air and digital sports platforms.
“I am honored to have this exciting opportunity to play a larger role at News 10,” said Heumann. “My first seven months at WILX have reinvigorated me.I look forward to teaming with Tim, Kellan and Natalie to reshape our sports brand in this terrific community. It will be a blast being back on the 11 p.m. news and I look forward to working with Ann, David and Andy, three broadcasting icons. I thank management at WILX for entrusting me with this challenge.”
In the coming months, the WILX Sports Team will produce high school and Michigan State University fall football specials, previewing the new seasons.