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“No one knows West Michigan like Lee does,” WZZM news director Taz Painter said in a statement. “Our Watchdog team couldn’t be in better hands.”
“We expect Dan will go after the news of the day with the same passion he has for sports stories,” Janet Mason, president and GM of WZZM said in a statement.
Harland started his carer at WZZM in 2003 as a sports anchor after graduating from Southern Illinois University.
“We are thrilled about expanding this extremely popular newscast,” Janet Mason, president and GM of WZZM said in a statement. “Our viewers will now have the opportunity to enjoy more of their favorite local news and weather during their lunch hour.”
“Taz has a passion for creative storytelling, with an emphasis on watchdog and advocacy journalism, on all multimedia platforms. He brings a wealth of experience from his years at the top-rated station in Knoxville,” WZZM president and general manager Janet Mason said in a statement.
WZZM president and general manager Janet Mason told mlive.com that Tang will stay with the station for the next few months. “We’ve agreed on a timeline that gives him time to finalize his plans and the station time to find our next news director,” Mason said.
After Hurricane Sandy swept through the North East leaving a trail of destruction its wake, many local stations, station groups and networks stepped up to raise money to help in relief efforts. Here’s a round up of what their efforts gained:
“Our viewers and digital users showed their generosity,” Janet Mason, president and general manager of the ABC affiliate, said in a statement posted to TVNewsCheck. “We asked them to make a difference, and they responded with their big hearts.” Read more
Meteorologist Hally Vogel is jumping up in the market ranks, moving from Grand Rapids to Detroit. Vogel, who has been with Grand Rapids ABC-affiliate WZZM for the past seven years, is set to join Detroit’s WXYZ next month.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to move closer to my family in the Detroit area,” Vogel said, “but sad to leave so many friends and great people that I’ve gotten to know during my time here in Grand Rapids.”
“Hally has been an integral part of our morning team and weather team,” said WZZM president and general manager Janet Mason. “We will really miss her and wish her much success in Detroit.”
A Grand Rapids station is honoring veteran anchor Suzanne Geha for her 30+ years on local TV, although its not the station that Geha once worked for.
Earlier this month, Geha was unceremoniously let go by NBC-affiliate WOOD and now crosstown rival WZZM, an ABC-affiliate, is celebrating Geha’s career with kind words and an ad in last Sunday’s Grand Rapids Press.
“Thank You, Suzanne, for over 30 years…” reads the ad (right), “You’ve made us all better!”
“I think she’s made WZZM 13 better, because competition always makes a business better, and she’s been an aggressive competitor over the years,” WZZM general manager Janet Mason told the Press on Monday. Read more