GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — WOOD TV8 is expanding to bring you more in-depth coverage of the news and weather you care about.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 marks the premiere of 24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m.
Marlee Ginter will anchor the weeknight newscast, which will be dedicated to delivering the day’s top headlines from across West Michigan, trending topics that are taking over the internet, and interactive segments that will have you talking.
Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Kyle Underwood will also deliver specialized forecasts during the half-hour broadcast.
“On top of the big stories of the day, the newscast will give us an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues impacting our communities,” explained 24 Hour News 8 News Director Dan Boers. “It will be at a time of day that is more convenient for some viewers who are just getting home from work or after-school activities.”
“24 Hour News 8 is dedicated to bringing viewers more news at a time of day that is convenient for viewers to access breaking news, weather and investigative reports throughout the day,” said WOOD TV8 General Manager Diane Kniowski. “It is just another way we serve our community.”
In addition to 24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m., Ginter will continue anchoring 24 Hour News 8 at 10 p.m. on WXSP-TV and 24 Hour News 8 at 11 p.m. on WOOD TV8, as well as investigative reports with the Target 8 team.
Underwood will remain a mainstay in tracking severe weather and delivering forecasts on 24 Hour News 8 at 5:30 p.m. on WOOD TV8 and 24 Hour News 8 at 10 p.m. on WXSP-TV.
The debut of 24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m. will take place at the WOOD TV8 ArtPrize studio at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The newscast will shift to the WOOD TV8 studio starting Oct. 10.
“Inside Edition” will now air at 7:30 p.m. on WOOD TV8 while “Access Hollywood” will air at 7 p.m. on WOTV.