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