WJBK-TV Ch. 2 Detroit / MyFoxDetroit.com:
After 18-years of hosting Fox 2's Morning Show, WJBK television anchor Alan Lee has decided to pursue a new path in life. On Tuesday, Lee announced his departure during the morning show while sitting on the anchor desk with show co-host Anqunette Jamison.
Full story: Alan Lee to step down as Fox 2 anchor (Tue, 7/8)
In the sometimes mundane world of sports television, broadcasters don't get very many days in the sun. Akin to the athletes they cover, the good days outnumber the bad, but the mundane days far outnumber both. Within a 162-game baseball season, broadcasters go through summer lulls; instead of knee-buckling curveballs and slick-moving sliders, they try to ward off mid-inning malaise and blowout boredom with their description and analysis.
Full story: For Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba, preparation is pivotal (Tue, 7/8)
Detroit Free Press:
Meteorologist and metro Detroit TV personality Dave Rexroth said he's overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of support from the public since a July 4 fireworks incident in Iowa that caused him to lose his left eye.
Full story: Meteorologist Rexroth grateful for support after fireworks accident (Tue, 7/8)
- Jane Park, former anchor, reporter and producer at NBC affiliate WEYI-TV Ch. 25 Saginaw, has been spotted by viewers as a reporter at Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Ch. 7.
- Matt DeVries, who has served both WLUN-FM Pinconning/Midland (ESPN 100.9-FM) and the Great Lakes Loons in a variety of capacities since January, has been named as Program Director/Content Manager. In his new role, DeVries will oversee programming of the radio station and oversee content on all webpages and social media (Loons, ESPN 100.9-FM and State Street Restaurant).