SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning News Executive Tim Dye has been named News Director at WXYZ-TV, Detroit's leading news station sign-on to sign-off. Dye comes to ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV from WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids where he led the FOX station's late news to first place in all key demographics in the May 2010 Nielsen Media Research Rating survey.
Dye has more than 15 years experience in newsroom leadership and special project planning. He also served as the Assistant News Director at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids and Managing Editor at WNEM-TV in Saginaw.
"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to bring Tim Dye on board as the next news leader of WXYZ-TV," said Ed Fernandez, Vice-President and General Manager of WXYZ-TV.
"Tim is a consummate professional with a strong journalistic background and a keen knowledge of the future of news gathering for today's news consumer. With his award-winning background, strong personnel skills and knowledge of Michigan, he will be a great addition to the WXYZ team."
Dye is a highly respected news leader with strong knowledge of multi-platform news gathering. He won the Tribune Journalism Excellence Award in 2004; Regional Emmy Awards for Best Newscast in 2004, 2002, and 2001; the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Best Newscast award in 2001, and several Merit awards from the Associated Press in the Best Newscast category.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Dye earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University in 1984. He will begin his new position on July 19.
WXYZ-TV is owned by the E.W. Scripps Company. The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 130-year-old media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, local news and information Web sites, and licensing and syndication. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.scripps.com/.