WXYZ announced that Dave Manney will join the station as News Director.
Manney is the managing editor of WNBC in New York, where he oversees daily news coverage. He also has managed daily television and online news coverage as managing editor at WPIX in New York.
Manney will be returning to WXYZ, a station where he worked early in his career. He spent eight years at Channel 7--as an investigative producer, the executive producer of programming and the station’s assistant news director. He also worked as the station's online news manager, creating ground-breaking interactive digital efforts.
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"Having covered and been a part of many pivotal moments in Detroit's recent history, it's thrilling to return during its most important hour," said Manney. "As the city rises, sharp, insightful, creative coverage will be more important than ever. WXYZ is where I grew up. It's also where I learned the power and responsibility of TV and online news--and the obligation we have to make a difference."
"Dave is an award-winning journalist whose varied background provides him great insight to lead our newsroom into the future," said WXYZ station manager Mike Murri. "We look forward to Dave's leadership and vision as we work to become the best station, not only in Detroit, but for Detroit."