Detroit’s WXYZ Hires Eduardo Fernandez as New GM

By Andrew Gauthier 

Crain’s Detroit

Detroit’s ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Channel 7 has hired Eduardo Fernandez as its vice president and general manager beginning April 26.

Fernandez, 47, replaces Bob Silva, who retired April 1.


“More than any other market in America today, Detroit needs a local television voice that will be a passionate advocate for its citizens and businesses, and no TV executive is better suited for that task than Ed Fernandez,” said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of Cincinatti-based The E.W. Scripps Co. television division–which owns Channel 7. More…