“I am pleased to return to Detroit to join one of the best news teams in the country,” Vaughn said in a statement. “This is a sweet homecoming for my family. I look forward to getting re-acquainted with the viewers starting next week.”
“Jeff’s personal and passionate approach to anchoring and reporting make him a great addition to the WXYZ team and to the community,” said Ed Fernandez, Scripps divisional vice-president and vice-president and general manager of WXYZ.
Vaughn will begin reporting for WXYZ Thursday, January 10 and will join co-anchor JoAnne Purtan for the 5 p.m. news next Monday.