That Was Quick

Back in May, WZZM Anchor Derek Francis said he was leaving the business to go into PR.

Across the street, WXMI announced they hired a new news anchor and I'm betting you can all guess who it is?

Yep...Derek Francis.

Obviously Francis figured out that PR is just as boring as everyone says it is and is coming back to TV news. 

ā€œI took a brief step away from the industry, by choice, and my time away gave me an even greater appreciation for it and FOX 17," Francis said. "This station is really making waves in the West Michigan market, and Iā€™m thrilled to be a part of this team.ā€

"Given the fact that Derek has a history and a following in West Michigan with morning news viewers, his primary spot will be FOX 17 Morning News on the weekends," Blanton said. "But we also plan on Derek having a significant role anchoring FOX 17 Morning News during the week and FOX 17 News at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. as needed."

H/T The Grand Rapids Press