LIN Media ABC affiliate WOTV (Channel 41) in West Michigan will relaunch on Monday, January 30 as WOTV 4 Women.
WOTV 4 Women is a new ABC station for West Michigan woman by West Michigan Women. Now you can catch all of your favorite ABC shows like, “The Bachelor”, “The Chew, “Modern Family” and “The Revolution” while getting great information from women just like you!
There is no other local television station like it! WOTV 4 Women features great on-air tips from West Michigan women in a variety of categories. From food to finance and family, WOTV 4 Women has information every West Michigan woman needs to know.
WOTV 4 Women launches on Monday January 30th, 2012. Be sure to come back and check out our new website that will feature great tips from our experts, celebrity interviews with your favorite ABC stars and so much more!
Posted 19 Jan 2012 — by Michigan Media
Matt Uhl is now the vice president and general manager at Adell Broadcasting’s WADL (Channel 38) in Detroit.
Matt Uhl has been named vice president and general manager at WADL Detroit, an independent station. Uhl spent 16 years at WHP Harrisburg, including a run as general manager.
Uhl was also director of sales at Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, and worked at KCRA Sacramento as well. He succeeds Steve Antoniotti.
Adell Broadcasting owns WADL, which has shifted from calling itself “Detroit’s Urban Station” to a broader reach.
Broadcasting & Cable
Posted 15 Jan 2012 — by Michigan Media
WILX in Lansing will shuffle its news anchor lineup starting on Monday, January 16. David Andrews will anchor mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Jason Colthorp and Lauren Evans will anchor evenings at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
In one swoop Monday, WILX (Channel 10) will switch all of its weekday anchors.
In recent years, the station has stuck with solo anchors: David Andrews at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Jason Colthorp at 11 p.m., Lauren Evans in the morning. Now:
• Evans moves to evening. She pairs with Colthorp at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
• Andrews does morning, which adds a half-hour. It will be 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., plus cut-ins during “Today.”
Lansing State Journal
Anne Schieber has left WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids for a job at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
After 14 years at Grand Rapids NBC-affiliate WOOD, reporter Anne Schieber has left television to join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as a senior investigative analyst.
In a statement announcing her hire, Schieber said the move was a natural step from her reporting position at WOOD.
“My goal as a reporter has always been to take what is important and make it interesting, not the other way around,” she said. “I look forward to investigating complex policy issues and showing how they impact people’s lives.”
News anchor Diana Fairbanks is leaving Barrington Broadcasting’s WPBN/WTOM (Channel 7 & 4) in Northern Michigan for a job at LIN Media’s WIVB in Buffalo.
WPBN-WTOM anchor Diana Fairbanks is joining Buffalo’s WIVB-WNLO on January 16.
Fairbanks, who tells TVSpy she is “excited about the opportunity,” says she will anchor the 5:30 p.m. newscast on WIVB and the 10 p.m. newscast on WNLO on weekdays. Her last day at WPBN-WTOM, the NBC-affiliate in Traverse City, MI, is Friday.
In a statement on the station’s website, WPBN-WTOM president Jill Sareela called Fairbanks an “integral part” of the station for the past 11 years, adding WPBN-WTOM was “fortunate to have her for that long.”
Posted 06 Jan 2012 — by Michigan Media
WADL (Channel 38) in Detroit will launch a weekday evening newscast at 9 p.m. starting on January 16. The half-hour long newscast will be produced with Journal Register Company, a company who owns newspapers in Southeast Michigan.
WADL-Channel 38 will debut “News @ 9,” a new weekday 9 p.m. newscast, on Jan. 16.
The 30-minute newscast is being produced with Journal Register Co., a company whose holdings include The Oakland Press, The Macomb Daily, the Daily Tribune of Royal Oak, the Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant and all the Heritage newspapers in Southeast Michigan. The newspapers will provide news reporting and streaming video.
“Our footprint in Southeast Michigan matches up very well with WADL-TV 38 in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties,” Kevin Haezebroeck, senior vice president of Journal Register newspapers in Michigan, said in a statement.
Crain’s Detroit Business
Veteran news anchor Bill Harris has joined WEYI (NBC 25) in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City DMA. Harris will anchor the station’s 6 p.m. newscast starting on January 30.
NBC25 strengthens its news team and brings back a trusted news resource to viewers. Bill Harris, a 35-year news veteran and nine-time EMMY winner at the local ABC affiliate, will be the anchor of NBC25 News at 6 p.m. After parting ways with his previous station, he is very excited to be back as the face of Mid-Michigan news. He will be starting Jan. 30, 2012.
“I still have very warm and sincere connection to everyone in our communities, and it’s great to be back. This is not just a perfect fit personally; it’s a perfect fit for the viewers and all the special community projects I have been a part of in the past,” Harris said. “The need for true and fair journalism for our viewers has never changed, but the way we cover things has. We at NBC25 are starting 2012 with a great team. It’s a new attitude, and new goals.