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Lee Van Ameyde is the longest serving anchor in West Michigan. He and Juliet Dragos have co-anchored together for over 23 years.

Lee joined WZZM 13 in 1977. Before becoming the 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM Co-Anchor in 1979, Lee held a variety of positions at WZZM 13, including Grand Rapids City Reporter, Weekend Anchor, Producer, and Managing Editor. Before moving to Grand Rapids, Lee was News Director at WEYI TV in Flint, Michigan. He started his broadcasting career in radio, working in Ann Arbor, Flint and Detroit. Lee has won awards for his work from the Associated Press, UPI, and from American Women in Radio and Television for "Best On Air Television Personality." In 2006, Lee was inducted into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for those who have given 25 years or more of exemplary service to the TV industry.

Lee met his wife, Janet, in West Michigan and they have been married since 1981. They have two grown children, and a cat named, Gracie. He is an avid Star Trek fan.

You can email Lee at leevanameyde@wzzm13.com

You can follow Lee on Facebook and Twitter.

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