Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct. 28, 2009




WDIV-TV's "All 4 Halloween" primetime special set to air tonight 8:30

It's one of metro Detroiters' favorite holidays - and WDIV Local 4 will help celebrate by airing a primetime All 4 Halloween special along with exclusive features on Local 4 News, contests and photo sharing on, and a Halloween-eve Freaky Forecast on

On Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m., Local 4's resident Halloween expert, Chuck Gaidica, hosts a half-hour All 4 Halloween special, taking viewers on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Erebus, the haunted house that was voted No. 1 scare by Local 4 viewers in the 2009 Vote 4 The Best Haunted House category. Witness the birth of animated monstrosities created by Monster-Tronics in South Lyon and destined to unleash terror around the world. Then, see how Troy resident Tom Nardone has taken pumpkin carving to a new extreme using pyrotechnics and power tools.

The All 4 Halloween special also brings you a captivating and creepy look at the accidental mummies from the historic exhibit at the Detroit Science Center. And, contestants of The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition share recipes for healthy Halloween treats, courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Plus, see childhood photos of your favorite Local 4 personalities dressed up for Halloween - can you guess who is who? Don't miss All 4 Halloween Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m., following NBC's Monsters vs. Aliens Halloween special at 8 p.m.

In addition, all week on Local 4 News look for special All 4 Halloween features, including Halloween Haunts showcasing outrageous front lawn displays and the annual much-anticipated reveal of Chuck's own very special trick-or-treat costume.

And Local 4, which is calling itself the official station of Halloween, has a web full of eerie interactive entertainment on, where more people click than on any other web site in metro Detroit. Can you guess how many pumpkin candies are in our ghostly jar? Enter the Ghost How Many contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Meijer. See amazing photos from metro Detroiters of pets and kids in cool and creative costumes. Check out the 4 The Best Guide to your favorite Haunted Houses and Cider Mills in southeast Michigan.



Detroit News:

Rain or shine, meteorologist Kim Adams delivered weather forecasts to viewers of WDIV-TV (Channel 4) off and on for seven years. But when motherhood beckoned for a third time, Adams had to make a decision, and she chose her husband and kids. Last week, station management announced the move was mutual and Adams would not be returning. "In the end, I decided I couldn't 'have it all' and chose to resign," says Adams, who gave birth to her third child, Alexander William Daudert, in April. Her contract with the local NBC affiliate expired while she was on maternity leave. "The people at WDIV have been so kind to me, and it made the decision very difficult. I still can't watch the news without feeling a little sad. But my children are my world, and I don't want to miss these years with them." Viewers who miss Adams, a Mount Clemens native, and her sunny disposition can look for her in her new role as spokeswoman for 1-800-Hansons, a local windows and home improvement company. She shot her first commercial last week... Kim Adams puts her family ahead of forecasting (Wed, 10/28)







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