VP-GM of Detroit’s WXYZ Set to Retire

By Andrew Gauthier 

Crain’s Detroit

Bob Sliva will retire as vice president and general manager of Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-Channel 7 on April 1, he said today.

Sliva, 59, replaced longtime Channel 7 veteran Grace Gilchrist in those roles on Jan. 1, 2008, when she retired. He turns 60 on April 1.

“I’ve decided 35 years (in the TV business) is enough,” he said. “I think I’m going to the beach for awhile.”

Sliva said he plans to spend time with his wife at a cabin they bought along Lake Huron near Port Sanilac. More…