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In Grand Rapids, WOOD Adds 4:30 a.m. Newscast

Starting Monday, Grand Rapids NBC-affiliate WOOD will start the morning newscast at 4:30 a.m.

“We’re responding to changes in viewers’ habits being seen all over the country,” news director Rebecca Sapakie said in a statement. “Our entire team will be here ready to go at 4:30 a.m.”

WOOD’s normal morning team — anchors Emily Linnert and Brett Thomas (pictured) and meteorologist Terri DeBoer — will helm the extra half-hour.

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Anchor Emily Linnert Returns to Grand Rapid’s WOOD Following Maternity Leave

Anchor Emily Linnert has retained her position as co-anchor of WOOD’s morning newscast following her maternity leave.

Linnert debuted on the NBC-affiliate’s “Daybreak” newscast last January, after working as a weekend anchor for the station. The move left Jennifer Moss, the previous morning anchor, heading for the exits.

Linnert has been away on leave after giving birth in November.  She is married to WOOD photojournalist Evan Linnert and the two welcomed their second daughter.

Linnert, who has been with the Grand Rapids station since 2006, will return to co-anchoring “Daybreak” on February 3rd alongside Brett Thomas. Read more