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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- WZZM 13, the Gannett owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, launches a 13 On Your Side, WATCHDOG Team headed up by seasoned Reporter and News Anchor, Lee Van Ameyde who has been with the station for more than 36 years. Lee is known in the community and professional arenas as being an advocate for those without a voice and for seeking answers on tough and controversial issues.

Lee will continue to anchor the 6 p.m.Newscast alongside co-anchor Juliet Dragos and will spend the rest of his time uncovering and reporting on stories important to West Michigan.

"Lee is very excited to take on this leadership role," says President and General Manager, Janet Mason. "His expertise and knowledge of the issues and communities of West Michigan are unparalleled in this market".

"You won't see Lee on the WZZM 13 News at 11 p.m., but you will see Lee and his WATCHDOG team out in the community - demanding answers from our politicians, watching out for your best interests and making sure that your voice is heard," adds WZZM 13 News Director, Stanton Tang.

For more information contact: Pamela Rankin, Marketing Manager. 616-559-1480 or go to wzzm13.com

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