Kimberly Gill has been named co-anchor of WDIV-TV’s (Detroit) Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., announced Marla Drutz, Vice-President and General Manager of the station, NBC’s affiliate in Detroit. The announcement was made September 26.
Gill will join Devin Scillian, who has been anchoring WDIV evening newscasts for nearly 20 years. This follows the recent announcement that Detroit broadcasting legend Carmen Harlan is retiring from delivering the news (see more below). Her last newscast is November 11.
“Since joining the Local 4 news team, Kimberly has done outstanding work out in the field covering stories like the shooting in Charleston, the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the nightclub shooting in Orlando and reporting nightly on ‘Local 4 News at 11 p.m.,’” said Kim Voet, WDIV’s news director.
Since December 2015, Gill has been anchoring Local 4 News at 5:30 p.m. and has been the regular fill-in on all of the evening newscasts.
Before joining WDIV, Gill worked as an anchor in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. She started her career at WBTW, the CBS affiliate in Florence/Myrtle Beach, S.C.
On September 22, following a broadcasting career spanning four decades, Detroit broadcasting legend Carmen Harlan announced her retirement from the station.
Marla Drutz said “About 18 months ago, Carmen came to me to say that she wanted to retire in the near future. I wanted to pretend that I didn’t hear her. There is only one Carmen Harlan and I wish she would stay forever, but I understand her desire to spend more time with her children and their families. She is a class act who has been a true booster for this city.”
A native Detroiter, Harlan began her broadcasting career in Detroit radio before joining WDIV-Local 4 in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. Not long after, she was promoted to news anchor with legendary newsman Mort Crim. For more than 20 years, Harlan has been partnered with anchor Devin Scillian for the station’s early evening and late news programs, making them Detroit’s longest running anchor team.