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by Localnewsisdead
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist

West Michigan native, Emily Schuitema, joins WOOD TV from WSAW-TV in Wisconsin. Schuitema grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 2013.

https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapid ... 1936386341
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The Ticket West Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 4111

Re: The Ticket West Michigan

(A tad bit off topic but still related to The Ticket West Michigan) Just had this come across my facebook news feed: Due to popular demand TheTicketMI.com is proud to welcome one of West Michigan's sports talk pioneers back to Grand Rapids' airwaves. More info on the return of Sean Baligian coming s...
by Localnewsisdead
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Former WOOD TV News Director Has Died
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Former WOOD TV News Director Has Died

Patti McGettigan, who led the WOOD TV newsroom for years died Saturday after a long battle with cancer...

https://www.woodtv.com/news/former-wood ... 1788755758
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Garry Frank Leaving WXMI
Replies: 6
Views: 2760

Garry Frank Leaving WXMI

Here is the official Fox 17 announcement posted on their facebook page: After 4 years of forecasting the weather in his own unique way, that has, on one occasion landed him on Jimmy Kimmel, FOX 17 Meteorologist Garry Frank is moving on to our sister station in Kansas City. Garry is originally from t...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New WZZM Hires
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

New WZZM Hires

Kirk Montgomery will join WZZM on March 4th as the new host of lifestyle show, My West Michigan. While Kristin Mazur will join the local ABC affiliate on February 15th, as the new morning reporter and noon anchor... https://www.wzzm13.com/article/about-us/an-influx-of-uniqueness-for-13-on-your-sides...
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

Re: WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...

Along with the possible departure of morning anchor Faran Fronczak, reporter Jaleesa Irizarry and long time WZZM reporter Sarah Sell have also left the station.

Will the last person out the door at ZZM please shut the lights off?

Even the lifeboats have sunk.
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Faran Fronczak Already Gone From WZZM?
Replies: 3
Views: 8798

Faran Fronczak Already Gone From WZZM?

WZZM Morning Anchor Faran Fronczak, hired at the end of August, seems to have already left the local ABC affiliate. She hasn't been on air for about a week. Normally you would just think she's on vacation but I noticed she is missing from the stations online talent bios, has removed her name from fa...
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

WZZM Continues to Hemorrhage Talent...

Jennifer Pascua is leaving the station to join the Serendipity Media team based out of Grand Rapids. The publisher-marketing agency created a leadership role for Pascua as its new Digital Content Strategy Manager. https://www.wzzm13.com/article/about-us/13-on-your-sides-jen-pascua-starting-a-new-car...
by Localnewsisdead
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV General Manager Diane Kniowski Promoted by Nextsar
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

WOOD TV General Manager Diane Kniowski Promoted by Nextsar

Diane Kniowski,general manager of WOOD TV8, WOTV and WXSP, has been promoted to senior vice president and regional manager of Nexstar’s stations in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. A search for Kniowski's replacement is underway. http://woodtv.com/2017/01/...
by Localnewsisdead
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Patty Kolb Out as General Manager at Fox 17!
Replies: 16
Views: 6975

Re: Patty Kolb Out as General Manager at Fox 17!

Kim Krause, former vice president of sales and marketing at WZZM, has been hired to replace Ms. Kolb as general manager of WXMI:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/ ... river_home
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ken Evans out at WSNX
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: Ken Evans out at WSNX

I would have to agree with tc. This board seems to be dying a slow death. I remember the years where this board was feared throughout the local radio and TV industry. I once went into a job interview (over ten years ago) at a local television station and the third question the news director asked wa...
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Emily Linnert Leaves WOOD's "Daybreak"
Replies: 20
Views: 14418

Re: Emily Linnert Leaves WOOD's "Daybreak"

It wouldn't surprise me if eventually Emily Linnert replaces Sue Shaw at noon, 5pm and 6pm when shaw's contract is up.
by Localnewsisdead
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Explain local T.V news to me
Replies: 17
Views: 8246

Re: Explain local T.V news to me

"I guess it boils down to what your personal tolerance is on the consumption of Twinkies, so to speak. If you're a fan of empty calories then I suppose the more the better but there are a number of folks that would prefer our intake to be more substantial." "Incidentally, until you've graced us with...
by Localnewsisdead
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM gets lucky
Replies: 16
Views: 4263

Re: WZZM gets lucky

Something leads me to believe that there was a little bit more than luck involved with WZZM getting Trump. If you notice present in the video (at the beginning) are WZZM President and General Manager Janet Mason and Programming & Community Director Catherine Behrendt (who put the mic on Trump). Ther...