Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 25, 2010

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Detroit News:

Terry Nicholson had a special touch when he took to the local airwaves. The longtime WGPR (107.5 FM) radio personality had eclectic musical tastes, and loved switching up playlists to engage his listeners. "He was very dynamic. He could go from one genre to another," said his brother, Darryl. "He knew a lot of music." Mr. Nicholson died Monday, June 7, 2010, after complications from a kidney condition. He was 55. Born June 1, 1955, he grew up on the city's west side. While attending Mackenzie High School, he became a teen reporter at radio station WCHB-AM in Detroit, covering school events, relatives said. After graduating, he was hired by longtime mentor and disc jockey Wade "Butterball Jr." Briggs to work at the station as an on-air personality and teen coordinator... Radio personality was jack of all trades, mentor to the young (Fri, 6/25)



Meteorologist Brandon Roux joins WDIV

WDIV Local 4 has announced the hiring of Meteorologist Brandon Roux as the newest member of the Local4Casters weather team. Roux joins the team led by Chuck Gaidica, Local 4's Director of Meteorology.

Starting July 3, Roux will be featured on the weekend editions of Local 4 News Morning with Lauren Sanders and Gail Anderson, and Local 4 News at 6pm and Local 4 News at 11pm with Steve Garagiola.

"Growing up around the Great Lakes, Brandon gets Michigan weather," said Chuck Gaidica. "He'll help make sure you're able to plan your weekends with your family, rain or shine."

Roux, recognized with the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, most recently was the weekend Meteorologist and Environmental Reporter at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that role, Roux worked at WFTC-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada and KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho. He has received several awards for weather coverage, including the 2009 Associated Press award for Outstanding Weather Operation and the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Weather Continuing Coverage.

A native of Chicago, Roux and his wife have two children.



Brandon Roux, lends professionalism back into the weather forecasts. He is knowledgeable and adds a refreshing-ness to channel 4.

I hope the WDIV station is able to hold onto this new addition to the channel!!!






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