Anchor Suzanne Geha has left WOOD after more than three decades with the station. Geha began her TV news career with the Grand Rapids NBC-affiliate and now both she and the station are confirming her departure.
Geha, the first woman to anchor a primetime newscast in West Michigan, has anchored WOOD’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts for decades, continually landing them atop the local ratings.
She joined WOOD upon graduating from Western Michigan University in the early 70s and, besides a 3-year stint with Detroit’s WXYZ, has been with the station ever since.
Geha posted the following on her Facebook page today:
With much regret, I confirm I no longer work for WOOD-TV-8. This is a very sad day for me. West Michigan is a great place to broadcast news. I want my colleagues to know what a privilege it is working with you. I want my viewers to know what an honor it is bringing you the stories that affect your lives and your communities. Thank you for your loyal support through the years. I hope I can count on it in the future.
One commenter even speculated on where Geha may land next: “Taking over for Meredith Vieria on the Today show?”
Here’s a WOOD promo featuring Geha, as well as Shaw and Sterling: