Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept. 30, 2010




Detroit Free Press:

Longtime Detroit newscaster Robbie Timmons announced on the air Tuesday that she's leaving WXYZ-TV (Channel 7). "I started broadcasting in 1972 and have done this every single day for almost 40 years," Timmons told Names & Faces on Wednesday. "I love it, but now seemed like a good time to step back from broadcasting and pursue my other passions." Timmons says she's going to travel (and thanked the Detroit Lions for having a schedule that includes games in Florida) and take some time for herself and family. She'll also dedicate herself to Canter USA, a nonprofit group that finds new homes and careers for thoroughbred ex-racehorses. She's the treasure for the group's national chapter. The Columbus, Ohio, native and Ohio State University graduate began her career at WILX-TV (Channel 10) in Lansing, where she was the first woman in the country to anchor evening newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. She entered the Detroit market via WJBK-TV (Channel 2) and joined WXYZ in 1982, where she anchored the 5 p.m. newscast alongside legendary newsman Bill Bonds and, more recently, Carolyn Clifford. She also has anchored the noon news... Anchor leaving Channel 7 news (Thu, 9/30)







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