Anchor Who Quit TV News in May Returns to TV News in December

By Mark Joyella 

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Derek Francis, who announced he was leaving his job as morning anchor at Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM back in May, has joined cross-town rival WXMI–just a matter of months after he said he was leaving TV news to work in public relations. “I took a brief step away from the industry, by choice, and my time away gave me an even greater appreciation for it and FOX 17,” Francis told the Grand Rapids Press.

Francis worked at WZZM for eleven years until he announced his departure with an on-air farewell.

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