Julie Flynn named WZZM 13 News Director

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Julie Flynn has been named News Director at WZZM 13, the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Michigan market.  Flynn has been the night-side Executive Producer at WKYC, the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Cleveland since 2013.  She begins her new role on January 2, 2018. 

In making the announcement, WZZM 13 President and General Manager, Janet Mason said, “Julie brings a wealth of experience from her many years in Cleveland.  She has been one of the key leaders at WKYC in moving the news department forward in the digital age of journalism.”  As Executive Producer of the 11pm newscast, she guided the show into first place.  She also spearheaded the development of WKYC’s Donavan Live at 7pm.

“I'm very excited for this opportunity to lead WZZM 13 and its extremely talented team of journalists,” said Julie Flynn. “Grand Rapids is a city on the rise and I look forward to helping tell its success stories.” 

Before joining WKYC, Flynn spent 11 years at WEWS, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, in a variety of positions, including Newscast Producer and Weekend Assignment Editor.  

She has won a number of awards for outstanding newscast producing, including multiple EMMYs and most recently her 11pm team won the 2016 and 2015 Cleveland Press Club Award for Best Newscast in Ohio.

Flynn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/English from Fordham University - Bronx, New York.

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