WMYD-TV Names New Sports Personality

Rob Parker
Rob Parker, WMYD-TV

Sports personality Rob Parker (pictured right) is bringing his unique brand of sports reporting to WMYD-TV20 (Detroit).

Parker has been a trailblazer in sports media.  He was the first African-American sports columnist at both Newsday in New York and at the Detroit Free Press, where he started working in 1993.  He was also an award-winning sports columnist at the Detroit News for nine years.

“Rob brings vast experience—and deep sources—to our team,” said WXYZ/WMYD news director Dave Manney.  “He also brings a fearless style with opinions that will have people talking.”

“I am excited about this great opportunity at WXYZ and WMYD,” said Parker.  “I’m loud, passionate, informed, and I dig deep for scoops.  Best of all, I have the biggest opinion in Detroit sports.”

Parker is among a select group of sports journalists who vote each year to determine the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.

Parker began on WMYD’s Action News at 10 p.m. the week of February 8.