FIRST ON THE BLOG (other than WOODTV.com): If you’re looking for a bigger Daybreak on weekends in West Michigan, then look no further to some more WOOD. No you dirty minds, its not what you’re thinking. I mean by WOOD-TV.
Starting Saturday September 26th, 2015, WOOD 8 will be expanding their weekend editions of 24-Hour News 8 Daybreak to a third hour, starting at 5:00 a.m. The new hour will compete against WXMI 17 (FOX)’s FOX 17 Morning News for weekend morning news in that timeslot in the area. The expanded newscast will be anchored by Koco McAboy and Evan Dean with StormTeam 8 Weather from Meteorologist Ellen Bacca.
McAboy has worked on the station for 2 years, as reporter and filling-in for time to time on anchoring on the weekend morning newscast. Dean came to WOOD 8 in June of 2015 from WWTV 9/WWUP 10 (CBS) in Traverse City/Cadillac, where he was the weekday morning anchor for 9&10 News – Michigan This Morning. The new expanded weekend morning newscast will launch during ArtPrize at the Grand Rapids Art Museum Studio in Downtown Grand Rapids, an international art competition that is one of West Michigan’s most popular events. So much so that WOOD 8 has a LIVE studio inside ArtPrize during its newscasts. (For more information on ArtPrize, visit artprize.org)
WOOD 8’s News Director, Dan Boers:
“Mornings are an increasingly important time period as people get up earlier. Our team is focused on covering breaking and developing news and weather while preparing West Michigan viewers for their weekend ahead.”
WOOD 8’s new weekend morning anchor, Koco AcAboy:
“Over the past couple of years, West Michigan has become home for me. I’m thrilled to take on the greater role of weekend co-anchor and deliver engaging and important news stories to the community.”
WOOD 8’s other and new weekend morning anchor, Evan Dean:
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity. I look forward to connecting with the viewers in West Michigan to make sure they know what’s happening to start their day.”
So more weekend morning news is coming to West Michigan and during one of West Michigan’s most popular events. What a great combination for West Michigan.