Michigan News Veteran Marks Career of Multitasking

By Andrew Gauthier 

Morning Star

Picture local newsman John McGowan reciting lines from Shakespeare on stage in front of a live audience, instead of providing sports highlights to viewers across northern Michigan every weekend.

That picture almost became a reality before McGowan settled on his first love–broadcasting.


The weekend anchor for TV 9&10 News (WWTV/WWUP) at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., McGowan has never regretted his career choice. The seasoned veteran began his career at 9&10 as production coordinator in 1972, and joined the news department as sports director in 1977. More…