WXYZ-TV Celebrates Anniversary of Downtown Studio

7 Action News anchor JoAnne Purtan at the downtown studio anchor desk.
WXYZ-TV 7 Action News anchor JoAnne Purtan at the downtown studio anchor desk.

On February 26, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its downtown street-side studio. The celebration included live coverage and special interviews throughout the day on the station’s newscasts.

The studio is located inside the Qube building on Woodward Avenue along Campus Martius Park. It provides 7 Action News viewers with a unique look at the heart of the city and the year-round activities in the park.

WXYZStudio2_400The downtown studio is home to 7 Action News at noon with JoAnne Purtan. It is also an integral part of 7 Action News newscasts and has become a central location for interviews with the region’s top newsmakers. It’s a premiere location for downtown events and special programming, including musical performances on the patio.

“The feedback from the community and our viewers has been tremendous,” said Mike Murri, vice president and general manager of WXYZ and WMYD. “We are thrilled to be part of the resurgence in Detroit and to provide viewers with this unique perspective on downtown development. The studio in the Qube showcases our goal to be part of the rebirth of the city we serve.”

The downtown broadcast studio takes WXYZ-TV back to its roots. The station first began broadcasting in 1948 from studios inside the Maccabees Building in Detroit’s Midtown. Sixty-six years later, Detroit’s legendary television station returned to broadcast from the heart of the city.

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