SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Colleagues from past and present gathered at WXYZ's Broadcast House this afternoon to celebrate the retirement of four longtime station employees.
Mark Zahnow, Mike Rivard, Dave Riley and Rich Nevins are not names you would know from watching 7 Action News. Each has worked behind the scenes to make our newscasts great and to keep the station on the air each day and night.
Rivard and Zahnow are retiring after 40 and 41 years, respectively. Riley has been with Channel 7 for 37 years and Nevins for 36 years. Together, their experience adds up to 154 years.
The team of four was celebrated with an afternoon ice cream social and a large retirement cake as station employees wished them all well in their retirements.