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Evrod Cassimy Joins WDIV-TV Local 4 as Morning Anchor

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Evrod Cassimy Joins WDIV-TV Local 4 as Morning Anchor

16:34 EDT Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cassimy to team up with Rhonda Walker as co-anchor of Local 4 News Today

DETROIT, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WDIV-TV Local 4 today announced that Evrod Cassimy will join the newly named morning newscast, Local 4 News Today, beginning Aug. 12.  Cassimy will co-anchor 4:30 a.m. ? 7 a.m. weekdays alongside current anchor Rhonda Walker.

Cassimy is currently the morning anchor and reporter for CBS4 News in Denver.  There, he has covered several big stories including the Aurora movie theater shootings, Michael Moore's Occupy Denver protests and the Colorado wildfires. He began his career in Grand Junction, Colorado at KJCT News 8 and worked in Madison, Wisconsin; Orlando, Florida; and Richmond, Virginia where he won the Virginia Associated Press Award for "Best Coverage of Breaking News" in 2010.

"We are excited to add Evrod to our Local 4 news team. With Guy Gordon's move to our new 11 a.m. program, Live in the D, we're so happy to complete our morning team of Rhonda Walker, Brandon Roux and Ashlee Baracy," said Kim Voet, Local 4's news director.                

Cassimy has Midwest roots.  Born in Berrien Springs, Michigan, he grew up just outside of Chicago and graduated from Columbia College. 

"Local 4 is known for its passion for journalistic excellence. Becoming part of such an experienced news gathering team is what attracted me to this opportunity. Detroit is a fascinating town and I can't wait to be part of such an outstanding news organization and the Metro Detroit community," said Cassimy.

Cassimy is married with a young son.

About WDIV-Local 4Local 4 News is currently the #1 newscast at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11pm is the highest-rated newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 11 markets nationwide.  In addition, Local 4's ClickOnDetroit.com is a leading breaking news and weather website in Michigan and Detroit's number one local media website.

About Post-Newsweek StationsPost-Newsweek Stations is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company.  Post-Newsweek Stations owns and operates six television stations:  WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit; KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston; WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami; WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando; KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio; and WJXT, an independent in Jacksonville.

SOURCE WDIV-TV Local 4

For further information: Donna Harper, 313-222-0643, donnah@wdiv.com

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