GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- WZZM 13, the Gannett owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI is pleased to announce the addition of award winning Journalist, John Hogan, to our Watchdog Investigative Team. The WATCHDOG Team is headed up by Lee Van Ameyde who has been a reporter and anchor at the station for more than 36 years.
"John and Lee will be advocates for the people of West Michigan," said Janet Mason, WZZM 13 President and General Manager. "They will be uncovering and bringing to life stories that benefit the communities we serve."
For 24 years, Hogan worked at the Grand Rapids Press as Assistant Business Editor, Night Editor and Assistant Metro Editor managing a team of reporters. He has been a regular contributor of articles for the paper's Home and Garden and Business sections. He has also written numerous on-line stories and created photo galleries for various media in West Michigan.
Hogan has won numerous journalism awards, including several from the Associated Press, an Advancement of Justice Award from the State Bar Association of Michigan, the Michigan Corrections Officers Association, and the Garden Writers Association.
Hogan is not only an accomplished Journalist, he also has a vast and varied background which includes being a licensed certified Emergency Medical Technician, a certified Master Gardner, and is a graduate from the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School.
"John's long list of credentials from award winning writing to fellowships to teaching journalism students are proof of his dedication to good truthful storytelling in the West Michigan area," said Stanton Tang, WZZM 13 News Director.
Hogan is a graduate of Michigan State University.
For more information contact: Pamela Rankin, Marketing Manager. 616-559-1480 or go to wzzm13.com
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