Lisa LaPlante, Hailey Frances Leaving WXMI

FOX 17 reporter Lisa LaPlante leaving WXMI-TV after 13 years on air in Grand Rapids Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 7:00 PM | Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | The GR Press GRAND RAPIDS – FOX 17 reporter Lisa LaPlante, one of the original members of the WXMI-TV news team, is leaving the station after nearly 13 years.  LaPlante has accepted the position of marketing and communications manager for the Kent County Health Department. Her final day at FOX 17 is Aug. 31, just weeks after reporter Hailey Frances left the station to take a new position in Arizona. (More)

Media News: Geha Leaves WOOD; Markee, Cranson Depart; WZZM Weekend Morning Show Back; WXMI

Details of anchor Suzanne Geha's departure from WOOD-TV may remain secretPublished: Friday, April 22, 2011, 7:30 AM | Rachel Recker

GRAND RAPIDS — The silence continues surrounding the sudden split between WOOD-TV (Channel 8) and its former lead anchor, Suzanne Geha, — and so do the questions.  (More)

Press political columnist Jeff Cranson named communications director for MDOT Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 11:01 AM | The Grand Rapids Press staff

GRAND RAPIDS -- Grand Rapids Press political editor and columnist Jeff Cranson has been named Director of Communications for the Michigan Department of Transportation. (More)

Judy Markee leaving Channel 3 11:31 PM, Apr. 5, 2011 | Battle Creek Enquirer

Judy Markee's 22-year career at WWMT-Ch. 3 in Kalamazoo will end in May, the station announced Tuesday. (More)

WZZM (Channel 13) brings back its weekend morning news show Published: Saturday, March 05, 2011, 5:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

I recently ran into WZZM-TV (Channel 13) multi-media journalist and anchor Jennifer Pascua, who was making the rounds at Citadel radio stations promoting the return of the ABC affiliate's weekend morning news.  (More)

WXMI Debuts "The One Seven" Talk Show

Local Fox affiliate Fox 17 is now producing "The One Seven," a talk show featuring Michele DeSelms and Tim Doty aimed at covering "West Michigan as well as in the world of fashion, music, movies and TV." (More)