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WXYZ Reunion Brings Together 300 Past and Present Station Employees

Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ hosted a reunion for 300 past and present employees Saturday night (video above).

The reunion, which took place at Club Venetian in Madison Heights, Mich., included guests Bill Bonds, Diana Lewis, Rich Fisher, Jerry Hodak, Don Shane, Mary Conway, Cheryl Chodun and Val Clark.

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Tom Leyden Promoted to Sports Director at WXYZ

Tom Leyden has been promoted to sports director at WXYZ, the ABC-affiliate in Detroit.

Leyden replaces Don Shane, who retired in March after 23 years at the station. He has been a sports anchor at WXYZ since 2004. In his new role, Leyden plans to expand the delivery of sports content on web and mobile platforms.

“We need to continue to stay current and relevant,” Leyden said in a statement. “That means finding new ways to deliver sports information to our viewers when and where they want it. We want to be part of their lives.”

Sports Director Don Shane Retires from WXYZ

After 23 years at WXYZ, sports director Don Shane has announced his retirement from the Detroit ABC-affiliate.

On yesterday’s 6 p.m. newscast, Shane called his tenure at WXYZ “the best 23 years of my professional life.”

“I wanted to thank everyone — at this television station, for one, and everybody out there who watched us faithfully each night from wherever, your living room, your dining room, your family room, your kitchen,” Shane said.

Shane’s final sportscast was on last night’s 11 p.m. newscast. He will return to the station on March 20 for a “formal goodbye.” Watch video of Shane’s retirement announcement inside… Read more