WXYZ-TV Names Dave Manney News Director

Dec 13, 2013, 16:36 ET from WXYZ-TV

DETROIT, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV is pleased to announce Dave Manney will join the station as Channel 7's News Director.  Dave 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, where he developed and launched a 5 p.m. newscast and an innovative and highly rated 10 p.m. newscast.  Prior to that, he managed programming and created online projects as the director of content for Detroit Public Television.

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Dave 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.

Dave's career experience extends beyond television.  He was the editorial director for Hour Media, Michigan's leading magazine group.  He also served as the director of communications for the city of Detroit from 2003 to 2005, managing the administration's first city-wide press team.

"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 has received numerous awards, including a national Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of Hurricane Sandy, and a national Emmy nomination for coverage of the Empire State Building shooting.  He was a finalist in the Investigative Reporters and Editors awards and received the NATPE Iris Award for program writing.  He has also been honored with eight regional Emmy awards, a silver medal from the New York Festivals and multiple awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

"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."

Dave returns to Detroit with his wife Jennifer and two-year-old daughter Stella.  He will start in his new role as WXYZ news director on Monday, Jan. 6.

WXYZ-TV is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (www.scripps.com), which serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. It owns 19 local television stations and daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States and an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1879, Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow.