The MAB has sadly learned that WGHN (Grand Haven) afternoon News Anchor Sherry Wilson (Woelkers) has passed away at age 62 on March 22.
Wilson was a radio veteran of more than 13 years. She began her West Michigan career at WMUS (Muskegon) as an air personality, later working at WKBZ as the Public Service Director and evening personality. She left radio for a number of years, returning to work at WGHN in January of 2014 as the Afternoon Newsperson.
The station posted word of Wilson’s passing on its Facebook page, adding, “As a broadcaster, Sherry was an excellent news anchor. Born with a curious mind, she had an ability to “shake a few trees” and gather news every single day. Be it serious or silly, she always contributed something to inform or entertain the audience. She was a perfect compliment to any broadcast partner. Her encyclopedic knowledge of facts, both important and whimsical, could match any direction the conversation was steered.”
Services were held this past Monday.