(WXYZ) - Detroit area viewers now have a choice for local news at 10 p.m.
7 Action News at 10 on TV20 Detroit premieres today at 10 p.m. The new 10 p.m. newscast will be anchored Monday-Friday by Glenda Lewis and Malcolm Maddox, with chief meteorologist Dave Rexroth’s 7 First Alert weather forecasts, and 7 sports director Tom Leyden’s up-to-the-minute sports reports.
Weekend editions will be anchored by 7 Action News veteran Dave LewAllen, with meteorologist Hally Vogel and sports anchor David Solano.
7 Action News at 10 on TV20 will be fast-paced and include big interviews, investigative reports and an aggressive “Taking Action for You” attitude.
“We are excited to grow our presence in this market and offer our viewers a new option for news at 10 p.m.,” said Ed Fernandez, Scripps divisional general manager and vice president and general manager of WXYZ. “We are passionate about Detroit and this region, and we are fortunate that our parent company, E.W. Scripps, has decided to invest deeper in this market. TV20 gives us an opportunity to expand our programming, news, and community service as we take an even bigger role in the rebirth of the city we serve.”
The launch of 7 Action News at 10 on TV20 comes on the day WXYZ-TV’s parent company, E.W. Scripps, finalizes the purchase of MyNetwork-TV affiliate WMYD TV20 from Granite Broadcasting Corp. The agreement creates a duopoly in Detroit with TV20 and WXYZ Channel 7, Scripps’ largest television station.
“It’s exciting to offer viewers a new, unique news program at 10 p.m.,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ station manager. “WXYZ has been a powerful influence in the Detroit community for more than 60 years, and we are eager to expand our rich tradition of quality programming and community service through the acquisition of TV20 Detroit.”