SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV announced today that Director of Sales Mike Murri has been named Channel 7's Station Manager. In his new role, Murri will oversee day-to-day operations of WXYZ, the Scripps Broadcasting-owned ABC affiliate in Detroit.
"Mike has tremendous knowledge of the Detroit market and a history of success with the organization," said WXYZ Vice-President and General Manager Ed Fernandez. "More importantly, the passion and dedication he brings to his work makes him the ideal candidate to assume this role."
Murri is a twenty-nine year veteran of the station. He began his career with WXYZ as an Account Executive in 1983 and became Local Sales Manager in 1996. He was named Director of Sales in 2001.
Murri is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He currently serves on the Sales Advisory Board for ABC.
"With all the momentum at the station these past few years, this is a tremendously exciting time for WXYZ and for Detroit," said Murri. "It's a great privilege to work with such a dedicated and talented group of professionals. WXYZ is truly one of the great stations in America and I'm humbled by the opportunity to be in a leadership role at this station."
Murri will begin in his new role immediately.
Murri lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Mary. He has three children: Lauren, Katie and Michael.
WXYZ is owned by E.W. Scripps. Scripps is a leading media enterprise that embraces its rich history in delivering high-quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and the Scripps Howard News Service, while developing and expanding its digital strategies, including social gaming, for multiple platforms. The company provides community-changing breaking news, story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach at 19 television stations in major markets such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa, and 13 newspaper markets, including Memphis, Knoxville, Naples, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas. Since 1941, Scripps has operated the National Spelling Bee, one of America's most-enduring celebrations of academic excellence.