Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ announced it has hired Jeff Vaughn to co-anchor its 5 p.m. news. Vaughn will also report on business and automotive stories for the station.
“I am pleased to return to Detroit to join one of the best news teams in the country,” Vaughn said in a statement. “This is a sweet homecoming for my family. I look forward to getting re-acquainted with the viewers starting next week.”
“Jeff’s personal and passionate approach to anchoring and reporting make him a great addition to the WXYZ team and to the community,” said Ed Fernandez, Scripps divisional vice-president and vice-president and general manager of WXYZ.
Vaughn will begin reporting for WXYZ Thursday, January 10 and will join co-anchor JoAnne Purtan for the 5 p.m. news next Monday.