Dave LewAllen has been named nightly anchor at E.W. Scripps’ WXYZ/WMYD-TV in Detroit. LewAllen has already been working in the position as interim replacement for Stephen Clark, who retired from the station in February.
LewAllen is a journalism graduate of Central Michigan University and joined WXYZ in 1988 as a sports reporter. He switched to news in 2004 after serving as weekend sports anchor. Duties have included a lead role on the Detroit 2020 project, which showcases issues, challenges and people creating change.
In a Facebook post, LewAllen announced: “It is an honor to continue my work alongside Carolyn Clifford WXYZ as the station’s permanent evening anchor at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. In addition, I will continue to anchor the 10 p.m. news nightly on TV20 Detroit – WMYD with my longtime partner, Glenda Lewis. This station has been my workplace and second home for 31 years now. Channel 7 is the station I grew up watching and it is still a cool and humbling thing to walk into our newsroom on a daily basis.”