West Michigan: Newsmakers June 15, 2010




Grand Rapids Press:

WXMI-TV (Channel 17) has named a new co-anchor for its News at Ten. Hailey Frances joins co-anchor Christian Frank for the nightly news for the FOX-TV affiliate in Grand Rapids. The announcement was made today. Frances also will serve as a reporter for the early evening News at Six broadcast. Frances comes from Houston, where she spent one year at KIAH-TV as an entertainment/feature reporter, a general assignment reporter and as a fill-in anchor. Prior to that post, she served as a reporter and morning news anchor at WCAV-TV in Charlottesville, Va. Her career has ranged from interviewing P. Diddy to reporting live from New Orleans during the Saints Super Bowl win to covering the shootings at the Fort Hood massacre in Killeen, TX... FOX-17 announces replacement for Michelle DeSelms on evening news (Mon, 6/14)



Washington (D.C.) Business Journal:

McLean-based Gannett Co. Inc will start hyperlocal online news coverage in 10 of its TV markets, including Washington, and solicit coverage of neighborhood news from readers. Gannett owns WUSA-TV, Channel 9, the local CBS affiliate. The company will also launch the new local sites as part of its television station websites in Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; Sacramento, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Buffalo, N.Y.: Little Rock, Ark.; Portland, Maine; and Macon, Ga. Gannett calls them "community websites," and says they will include user-generated content about neighborhood happenings and events. Gannett believes the sites will appeal to advertisers, who will be able to more precisely target potential customers... Gannett stations go hyperlocal (Tue, 6/16)







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