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by Localnewsisdead
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17
Replies: 36
Views: 6488

Re: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17

Deanna Falzone is scaling back her duties at Fox 17 and leaving the morning show. She'll return to Fox 17 part time in September. Here is her announcement posted via Facebook: Life is full of seasons, of chapters. Each one leading you on your journey, shaping you, teaching you, and allowing you to g...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17
Replies: 36
Views: 6488

Re: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17

Long time anchor Mike Avery has announced he is leaving Fox 17. Here is his Facebook announcement: It’s time West Michigan! It’s time to say goodbye. I have been with FOX 17 for the past 16 years, most of it as a member of our morning show team. Except for being a husband and a dad, it has been the ...
by Localnewsisdead
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17
Replies: 36
Views: 6488

Re: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17

Anchor Derek Francis is also leaving Fox 17...https://www.fox17online.com/news/local- ... ave-fox-17

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by Localnewsisdead
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17
Replies: 36
Views: 6488

Re: On Screen Faces Departing FOX 17

Brody Carter is heading to Virginia to work for CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network).
by Localnewsisdead
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fox 17 Poaches Wood TV News Director
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: Fox 17 Poaches Wood TV News Director

Brooks Blanton's LinkedIn page reads Senior Director of News and Digital Content at 17, so it appears to be like the Drifters sang, "There's room enough for two, Up On The Roof." Sat with Dan at the hotel bar in Southfield in his early days at WOOD, prior to an AP awards banquet, a solid choice to ...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fox 17 Poaches Wood TV News Director
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Fox 17 Poaches Wood TV News Director

Fox 17 has hired Dan Boers as their news director. He previously had been with Wood as a news director and was with the company for over 20 years. Excellent hire imo. https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/dan-boers-hired-as-new-fox-17-news-director Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tap...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon May 31, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Additions
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

Re: WZZM Additions

WZZM recently hired Justin Bachman as a reporter. He comes from Spectrum News in Syracuse, New York. This from his facebook page: Today marks the end of a major chapter. I wrapped my final morning show with Spectrum News in Syracuse, and it’s hard to believe it’s been three years since I started as ...
by Localnewsisdead
Sat May 29, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Laura Hartman Leaving WZZM
Replies: 19
Views: 6214

Re: Laura Hartman Leaving WZZM

Folks in the business have known this for years but no one seems to offer it up publically. So, I will. George is a pompous ass and extremely hard to work with/for. I've seen his tantrums first hand. So, that combined with piss poor leadership/management leads to massive turnover in the WZZM weather...
by Localnewsisdead
Sat May 29, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Laura Velasquez joining Fox 17 WXMI Feb 15
Replies: 35
Views: 8997

Re: Meteorologist Laura Velasquez joining Fox 17 WXMI Feb 15

I'm not certain what happened between her stint and WOOD TV and Fox 17. One thing is clear, however, her delivery and mannerisms have taken a sharp decline. She makes me uncomfortable. Thus, I turn the channel. Hopefully she finds her way.

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by Localnewsisdead
Thu May 27, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Laura Hartman Leaving WZZM
Replies: 19
Views: 6214

Laura Hartman Leaving WZZM

WZZM morning meteorologist Laura Hartman has announced that she is leaving the station. Here is her fb post: [emoji92]Life Update[emoji92] After nearly seven years with WZZM 13, tomorrow will be my last day. It's time to start a new chapter in life (and one that comes with a more "normal" sleep sche...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon May 17, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Additions
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

Re: WZZM Additions

WZZM recently hired Emily Scarlett to report during the morning show.
by Localnewsisdead
Mon May 17, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Michele DeSelms Named Achor at WOOD TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Michele DeSelms Named Achor at WOOD TV

Michele DeSelms will anchor “The Seven,” joining meteorologist Ellen Bacca...

https://www.woodtv.com/about-us/michele ... -newscast/
by Localnewsisdead
Sat May 01, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fox 17 Meteorologist Eric Kostrzewa Leaving Station
Replies: 7
Views: 4588

Fox 17 Meteorologist Eric Kostrzewa Leaving Station

Fox 17 weekend meteorologist Eric Kostrzewa has announced he is departing the station. From his Facebook page: After almost three years in West Michigan, my time at FOX17 is coming to an end next weekend. Knowing I’ll be saying goodbye to a place where I have grown so much as a person and as a Meteo...
by Localnewsisdead
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Justin Kollar Leaves WOOD TV
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Justin Kollar Leaves WOOD TV

WOOD TV reporter, Justin Kollar has left the station.

He recently accepted a position at
the Fox Affiliate in Indianapolis.

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by Localnewsisdead
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM Additions
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

WZZM Additions

If you tune into WZZM you'll see some new faces.

Veronica Ortega has been hired to anchor Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts and also report.

WZZM also hired Keely Lovern. She'll be covering stories primarily out of Ottawa County.

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