WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit:
Award-winning television anchor and reporter Jeff Vaughn is joining WXYZ-TV to anchor 7 Action News at 5 p.m. with JoAnne Purtan. In addition to anchoring, Jeff will also be reporting on business and automotive stories. Most recently, Jeff was the primary anchor for KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.
Full story: Jeff Vaughn returns to Detroit to join WXYZ-TV (Fri, 1/4)
When it came to covering news and politics in Michigan, WXYZ-TV veteran reporter Jim Herrington did it all: from questioning presidents, governors and mayors to on camera interviews with looters during the 1967 riots. Herrington, who began his broadcasting career while in the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida from complications of rheumatoid arthritis.
Full story: WXYZ veteran reporter Jim Herrington dead at 84 (Fri, 1/4)
- Wayne State University Public Radio WDET-FM 101.9 reports that former longtime weekend music host Larry McDaniel has died. McDaniel was known to fans for hosting the bluegrass-focused "The Arkansas Traveler" show on WDET from 1977 through 2009.