Dawn Jones will return to SJL Broadcasting’s WJRT (Channel 12) in Flint at the end of May. She will take over some of Karen Gatlin’s anchoring duties.
Dawn Jones is headed home to TV after a stint at City Hall.
Jones was a reporter and anchor at WJRT (Channel 12) but left in 2009, when Flint Mayor Dayne Walling appointed her communications director for City Hall.
Now, she’s headed back to the news desk at the end of May.
“I enjoy the news. I really enjoy it,” Jones said. “It’s always wonderful to go back home.”
WJRT anchor Karen Gatlin is retiring, and Jones will take over some her duties, anchoring at noon and 4 p.m.
Posted 17 Mar 2012 — by Michigan Media
CBS owned-and-operated WWJ-TV in Detroit discontinued the use of the “WWJ-TV” branding on Thursday. WWJ-TV now brands itself as “CBS 62.” The CBS 62 branding includes a new logo.
From 1995 to 2001, the station was branded as “Detroit’s 62 CBS.” In 2002, the station rebranded as “CBS Detroit” in order to minimize the promotion of a high channel number. The CBS Detroit branding was dropped in 2008 and replaced with the WWJ-TV call letters.
Chief meteorologist Peter Chan is no longer on the air at Tribune-owned WXMI (FOX 17) in Grand Rapids. Chan was a member of WXMI’s original news team, which debuted in January 1999.
Fox 17 chief meteorologist Peter Chan no longer is on the air at WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids.
News Director Kerri Cavanaugh confirmed Chan’s departure this afternoon but would not elaborate on the circumstances.
“We thank him for the time he’s been with us, and we wish him well in the future,” Cavanaugh said.
Chan was on the job Thursday, reporting on the unusually warm weather past as well as the tornado near Dexter that caused extensive damage and destroyed several homes northwest of Ann Arbor.
Posted 02 Mar 2012 — by Michigan Media
Veteran sports anchor Don Shane retired from WXYZ (Channel 7) in Detroit after 23 years with the station.
After more than 38 years interviewing sports celebrities and covering every major sporting event from the Super Bowl to the NBA finals, 7 ACTION NEWS Sports Director Don Shane will retire from WXYZ in March.
Before joining WXYZ-TV in 1989, Shane worked at WBZ-TV in Boston, WMAQ-TV in Chicago and WDIV-TV in Detroit. He has received numerous awards for his reporting including 23 Michigan Emmy Awards, a best sports anchor honor, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Award, as well as awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press. During his sports career in Detroit, he also served as the play-by-play announcer for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and the Detroit Pistons.