Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ hosted a reunion for 300 past and present employees Saturday night (video above).
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Longtime WXYZ reporter Mary Conway is leaving the Detroit ABC-affiliate after 29 years. Conway, who has made her mark covering the auto industry over the past three decades, announced today that she is leaving WXYZ and moving to Colorado in order to be closer to family, including her new grandchildren.
“It’s been a remarkable ride, but it’s time for me to shift gears,” Conway said. “It’s an exciting time for me, but I’m going to miss the people who have been kind enough to invite me into their homes every night. They’ve really watched me grow up on the air here at 7 over the past thirty years.” Read more
On Friday afternoon, the Detroit Police Department released surveillance footage showing a deadly shootout that occurred at a precinct last Sunday.
Police Chief Ralph Godbee decided to distribute the 68-second video to local media outlets in an effort to highlight the heroism of the police officers involved and to also display the transparency of his department.
Every Detroit station covered the release on their websites and it was the lead story for 5 p.m. newscasts in the area.
NBC-affiliate WDIV showed the graphic video in parts as it opened its 5 p.m. newscast. Anchor Devin Scillian said, “We want to stress that the police chief and Mayor Bing want the video released to the public so that everyone understands what the officers went through.”
Other stations echoed this sentiment while also warning about the graphic nature of the video. Read more