West Michigan: Newsmakers Feb. 26, 2010




Grand Rapids Press:

When meteorologist Ginger Zee graduated from Rockford High School in 1999, one of her goals was to be on NBC's "Today" show by age 30. That dream is about to become a reality for the 29-year-old former WOOD-TV (Channel 8) meteorologist. Zee will make her debut on the "Today" show, which airs from 7-9 a.m. Saturday. "I cannot believe it. I made a goal and it is happening," said Zee, who worked as a meteorologist on WOOD-TV and WLAV-FM (96.9) before moving to Chicago's NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV (Channel 5) in September 2006... Former WOOD-TV meteorologist Ginger Zee to appear on NBC 'Today' show (Fri, 2/26)


Astute observers of the local newscasts might have noticed that WZZM-TV 13's sports segments look a little different these days. OK, a lot different. According to sports director Tom Clyde, WZZM has been making a distinct effort to beef up its local coverage for the 6 p.m. broadcasts. But since the WZZM sports department currently has only two on-air personalities -- Clyde and Dan Harland -- that meant adjustments had to be made. As a result, longtime news anchors Lee VanAmeyde and Juliet Dragos have handled shorter sports reports for the 11 p.m. broadcasts, mostly on Mondays and Tuesdays. But Clyde was adamant when he said WZZM is not looking to de-emphasize its sports presence... WZZM changes include anchors pitching in on sports (Fri, 2/26)







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