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Kuszynski, Bob

TV news assignment editor.  Retiring after 45 years in the news business.  Thirty-five years at WXYZ and ten years in radio.

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Bob Kuszynski -  January 1986 -  Original Photo by Terry Pochert

Bob Kuszynski
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Mike Holfeld and Bob Kuszynski at the WXYZ Assignment Desk

One of the busiest places in the newsroom.

Mike Holfeld and Bob Kuszynski at the Assignment Desk
Mike Holfeld and Bob Kuszynski at the WXYZ Assignment Desk - Photo credit ?????

WXYZ Assignment Desk circa 1980s

Always busy, always monitoring the police feeds, scanning the newspaper and receiving phone tips.

WXYZ Assignment Desk
Bob Kuszynski, Steve Kay, Greg Weiland

WXYZ - The Lone Ranger / The Green Hornet / Sgt. Preston of the Yukon

WXYZ: The Lone Ranger/The Green Hornet/Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
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Press Release from June 29, 1993.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael J. McCanham has been named assignment manager for WXYZ-TV/Channel 7.  McCanham's appointment was effective Monday, June 28.  The announcement was made by WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 News Director Walter Kraft.
Most recently, McCanham was assignment editor for WDIV TV/Channel 4 in Detroit.  Previously, McCanham worked as assignment editor for WJBK TV/Channel 2 and as a news producer/broadcast coordinator for WWJ News Radio 95.  Both news outlets are located in Southfield.  Prior to that, McCanham worked as a reporter for Metro Newswire in Garden City, Mich., and producer/reporter for WCAR Radio also located in Garden City.
WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 News Director Kraft said:  "Responding to news quickly and effectively is the trademark of Channel 7 Action News.  The addition of Mickey McCanham to our assignment desk further strengthens our position as Detroit's news leader."
WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 Director of News and Operations Bob Giles said, "Mickey's knowledge of the Detroit area, and the people who make it work, makes him a valuable asset to our already strong assignment team ... joining Steve Kay, Bob Kuszynski, Melissa Kufel, Tim Meloche and investigative producer John Trafelet."
McCanham is active in the community and is also a member of the Citizens Advisory Board for the Farmington Hills Police Department.
In addition to WXYZ-TV, Scripps Howard Broadcasting owns and operates television stations in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Memphis, Phoenix, Tampa, Tulsa and West Palm Beach.  It also operates cable television systems in California, Colorado and Florida, with 267,400 basic subscribers.
CONTACT:  Robin Hardin-Bailey of WXYZ-TV/Channel 7, 313-827-9307

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