Meteorologist Hally Vogel is leaving Gannett’s WZZM (Channel 13) in Grand Rapids for E.W. Scripps’ WXYZ (Channel 7) in Detroit.
WZZM-TV (Channel 13) meteorologist Hally Vogel is leaving the Grand Rapids-based ABC-TV affiliate to join the staff at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) the ABC-TV affiliate in Detroit.
Vogel leaves West Michigan for the Motor City, the 11th largest broadcast market in the United States and the station where Detroit’s legendary meteorologist Jerry Hodak spent most of his 45 years of broadcasting before retiring last September.
Tuesday will be Vogel’s final day at WZZM-TV.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to move closer to my family in the Detroit area, but sad to leave so many friends and great people that I’ve gotten to know during my time here in Grand Rapids,” Vogel said. “I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and overwhelming support.”
Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | The Grand Rapids Press
Suzanne Geha received a standing ovation after introducing Anne Doyle at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhardt Center. This is Geha’s first public appearance following her departure from WOOD-TV.
There have been a number of recent shake-ups at local television news stations in West Michigan, and for the first time since her controversial departure, one of those news anchors is making a public appearance.Suzanne Geha and her former employer, WOOD-TV parted ways last month. WOOD-TV confirmed Geha was no longer an employee with a terse statement, but offered no explanation as to why.
Tuesday morning, Geha introduced Anne Doyle at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhardt Center, where she received a standing ovation.
Doyle was the first woman ever to anchor news in Grand Rapids, working at WZZM-TV 13 in the early 1970s. Her book is titled, Powering Up! How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders. Doyle says it’s about skills women need to master to become leaders. Something she says her friend will be dealing with soon.
Juliet Dragos is celebrating 20 years at Gannett ABC affiliate WZZM in Grand Rapids.
Juliet Dragos is celebrating 20 years at WZZM 13.
Juliet started working at WZZM on April 2, 1991, anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast, and producing and anchoring the 11 p.m.
Today, she anchors WZZM 13 News at 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. with Lee Van Ameyde. She is also an advocate for breast cancer awareness and writes the “13 Friends for Life” blog on this website.
On Monday’s 6 p.m. newscast, members of the WZZM 13 News staff presented Juliet with a cake to mark her 20 years of service.
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Gannett Company’s WZZM in Grand Rapids unveiled a new web site design early this morning. Other Gannett properties have recently started to use the new design, including the Detroit Free Press and KARE (Channel 11) in Minneapolis.
If you are reading this, you’ve probably noticed some great changes around your computer screen.
The new WZZM13.com launched overnight — though the Gun Lake Casino beat us to the punch. The two events were not planned to coincide.
The new homepage is much cleaner, easier to read, and easier to navigate. Hopefully, it opened faster for you, too.
You will still find all of your imporant news, weather and information. If you scroll down the center of the homepage, you will find modules of Grand Rapids news, Lakeshore news, 13 On Your Side, Watercooler and more.
As we first told you in December, Gannett’s WZZM in Grand Rapids will revive their weekend morning newscasts starting March 5. Newly-hired meteorologist Aaron Offeyer will co-host the new show with anchor Jennifer Pascua.
WZZM 13 (Channel 13) — Meteorologist Aaron Offeyer will be doing weather and co-hosting a new weekend morning news show beginning March 5. Jennifer Pascua will be the other co-anchor.
Rachael Recker | The Grand Rapids Press
Is WZZM (ABC Ch. 13) in Grand Rapids planning to resurrect their weekend morning newscast? According to a job posting on WZZM’s web site, the station is planning to launch a new weekend newscast. Thank you to “Localnewsisdead” on the Michigan Radio & TV Buzzboard for pointing this out.
POSITION: TELEVISION PRODUCER
We’re looking for an aggressive, enterprising producer to launch our new weekend morning newscast! WZZM 13, the Gannett-owned ABC affiliate serving Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan is looking for a producer who must be able to build a compelling newscast, write well, lead others, as well as respond quickly to any breaking or developing news. You also must have the interest and ability to find additional elements to use on our new media properties. Non-linear editing experience strongly encouraged. A minimum of 2 years experience is preferred. EOE.
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