History of WOOD TV8

The first night of television in West Michigan occured on August 15, 1949. WLAV-TV, the predecessor of WOOD TV8, broadcast from what is now …

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Internships are available at WOOD TV8 and WOTV 4 Women. If you are a college Junior or Senior and would like to gain experience in the broad…

Kyle Underwood 2014

Kyle Underwood

Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Kyle Underwood has been forecasting Great Lakes weather for more than a decade. Kyle grew up in Minnesota and gra…

Matt Kirkwood 2014

Matt Kirkwood

A Grand Rapids native, Matt Kirkwood earned his meteorology degree at Central Michigan University where his minor was geography. While in co…

Terri DeBoer 2014

Terri DeBoer

Even Terri DeBoer couldn’t have forecast her exciting new role at WOOD TV8. Co-hosting eightWest is a great way for West Michigan’s favorite…

Bill Steffen 2014

Bill Steffen

Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen has been a familiar and friendly face in West Michigan since November of 1974. After graduating from the Un…

Larry Figurski 2014

Larry Figurski

Larry Figurski has lived and worked in the West Michigan television market since January 1996. He joined WOOD TV8 in September 2000 and has …

Koco McAboy 2014

Koco McAboy

Koco McAboy joined the 24 Hour News 8 team in February 2013 as a reporter. She has been with the WOOD TV8 since February 2013 when she start…

Heather Walker 2014

Heather Walker

Heather Walker joined 24 Hour News 8 in December 2012, returning to the Midwest after a stint on the West Coast. Before coming to 24 Hour Ne…

Casey Jones 2014

Casey Jones

Casey Jones joined the 24 Hour News 8 sports department in August 2012 after working as a multi-media journalist in South Bend, Ind. A Grand…

Brian Sterling 2014

Brian Sterling

Brian is currently the co-anchor of “24 Hour News 8 at 5 p.m.”, “24 Hour News 8 at 6 p.m.,” “24 Hour News 8 at 10 p.m.” on WXSP and “24 Hour…

Rick Albin 2014

Rick Albin

Rick Albin is the political reporter for 24 Hour News 8. He has been associated with WOOD TV8 since the mid 90’s. Rick has been involved in …

Rachael Ruiz 2014

Rachael Ruiz

Rachael Ruiz is a host and reporter on eightWest, which airs every weekday on WOOD TV8. She helped launch the lifestyle and entertainment sh…

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