In Grand Rapids, WZZM Takes Team Approach to Sports

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

The Grand Rapids Press

WZZM Logo Astute observers of the local newscasts might have noticed that WZZM-TV 13‘s sports segments look a little different these days.

OK, a lot different.

According to sports director Tom Clyde, WZZM has been making a distinct effort to beef up its local coverage for the 6 p.m. broadcasts.

But since the WZZM sports department currently has only two on-air personalities — Clyde and Dan Harland — that meant adjustments had to be made. As a result, longtime news anchors Lee VanAmeyde and Juliet Dragos have handled shorter sports reports for the 11 p.m. broadcasts, mostly on Mondays and Tuesdays. More…