After months of behind-the-scenes work and preparation, 24 Hour News 8 on WOOD TV8 is now in high definition.
The first HD broadcast was 24 Hour News 8 at 6 on Saturday.
“What we do for our viewers isn’t changing. 24 Hour News 8 will continue to lead the way in breaking news, investigative reporting and severe weather coverage” said 24 Hour News 8 News Director Rebecca Sapakie. “Only now it will be in high definition.”
Archive for October, 2011
Marcie Kobriger has been named co-anchor of WWMT’s weekday morning newscast. Kobriger will join co-anchor Josh Roe and meteorologist Jeff Porter starting next Monday.
WWMT-TV (Channel 3) has hired a new broadcaster to co-anchor its morning news.
Marcie Kobriger will join co-anchor Josh Roe and meteorologist Jeff Porter beginning next Monday on Newschannel 3.
“I am excited to have Marcie join our morning news team. Her energy and excitement will be a great addition to Newschannel 3,” said Steve Koles, WWMT News Director.
She also has a strong investigative background that will fit well with the Newschannel 3 I-Team, Koles added.
Marlee Ginter is the new co-anchor of WOOD-TV’s weekday 10 p.m. newscast. She will anchor the newscast with Brian Sterling. The 10 p.m. newscast airs on WOOD-TV sister-station WXSP.
Marlee Ginter, who recently left her post as weekend morning anchor at KOMO, is set to debut as co-anchor of WOOD’s weekday 10 p.m. newscast, alongside Brian Sterling.
According to the Grand Rapids Press, Ginter began reporting for WOOD’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts this week and will be at the 10 p.m. anchor desk beginning on Monday.
Before her time with KOMO, Ginter worked as a reporter for WSPA in Spartanburg, SC, where she was named “Reporter of the Year” by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association for her investigative reporting.
Barrington Broadcasting’s WEYI in Mid-Michigan hired veteran anchor Joel Feick. Feick was let go from WJRT in April after SJL Broadcasting bought the station from ABC.
The “Voice” of Mid-Michigan returns as Joel Feick joins the NBC25 Today team. Feick will captain the show as anchor, surrounded by an ensemble cast who will wake viewers up with a smile and laugh, while providing the necessary news and weather information needed to start the day.
“I am excited to be working for a team that wants me and to get back to telling stories again. It’s what I love to do,” said Feick. “I am thankful for the people who sent me well wishes and prayed for me, and I am looking forward to working with a great team.”
Feick previously worked 27 years as an anchor / reporter at WJRT but parted ways as that station downsized. The loss of his position fueled an outcry from viewers who wanted him back on the air.