GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We announced it earlier this week, but for anyone who didn't hear, we want to let you know the gang here at My West Michigan is going on hiatus.
An important part of our show is the live interaction between our team and our in-studio guests. It's just not as much fun to do a cooking segment on Zoom when Kirk can't storm the set and eat it.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we operate. In an effort to make sure our employees and guests of the show stay healthy and safe, we've built home studios, done countless Zoom interviews, and not allowed guests to visit the station. That is our "new normal" right now, but it isn't the spirit of My West Michigan. We don't know how long that will be the case, so we're putting the show on hiatus for awhile.
The good news is you'll still be able to catch us doing other things. Kirk will be anchoring the noon news and launching a new segment in our 5 p.m. newscast. Val is going to be co-anchoring the 5 p.m. news and continuing her focus on health reporting. Catherine will continue doing segments with station clients which will air at noon and on weekends. Sasha will take her skills to the station's digital team. You can catch Laura weekdays on the morning news and at noon.
We're going to miss all of our regular viewers and guests, but please know the station is committed to bringing back the show when circumstances allow us to do it safely for everyone involved. Hope to see you all again soon!
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