News Anchors Return to WZZM 13 in Celebration of 50 Years of Broadcasting!

10:04 AM, Apr 27, 2012   |    comments
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Grand Rapids, MI- WZZM 13, the Gannett owned ABC station in Grand Rapids, Michigan, announces the return of anchor teams from the 1980's and 1990's.

Recall the big cheesy mustache with awkwardly huge wire rimmed glasses and matching gold blazers! Everything old is new again at WZZM 13 as we Celebrate 50 Years of News, Weather and Questionable Hair Styles with our returning Guest Anchors in May.

On Monday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 8th, Veteran Newsman, Lee Van Ameyde will lead the team of former co-workers, including well known and respected Meteorologist Craig James, wildly popular Sportscaster, Sam Hooks and all around super nice guy and long time West Michigan News Anchor, Barry Shanley. Then on the following Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th we welcome back News Veterans, Dave Whitford, Guy Gordon, Mary Eilleen Lyon and John Keating (formerly known as Steve Knight).

These teams are the original and most recognized News teams in West Michigan, reunited once again with a back-in-the-day flavor and feel to bring you the day's News, Sports, and Weather with the added bonus and flair of nostalgic fun!

Join us as we welcome back these great local personalities to our airwaves during our 5:30pm and 6pm Newscasts exclusively on WZZM 13 News.

You can also visit our WZZM 13's 50th Anniversary Time-line at:

For media inquiries, contact:

Pamela Rankin
Marketing Manager
645 3 Mile Road
Grand Rapids MI 49544
(616) 559-1480

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