DETROIT, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit TV favorite Chuck Gaidica will return to daily television this fall. Gaidica, who stepped down from daily weather newscasts in 2014, has been tapped to co-host WDIV-Local 4's entertainment and lifestyle morning show "Live in the D" beginning on September 28.
"Live in the D" which premiered in August 2013, explores how culture, entertainment and lifestyle, affect life in Metro Detroit. With new hosts, "Live in the D" will become a faster paced program that will still highlight the best of Detroit while providing advertisers showcasing opportunities.
The show's current hosts, anchor and reporter Guy Gordon and anchor and investigative reporter Karen Drew, will continue to host the program through the end of September. "For the last two years, Karen and Guy have done such a great job launching 'Live in the D' and helping to make it a great reflection of the spirit of our community," said Marla Drutz, Vice President and General Manager of Local 4. "But we need their journalistic chops covering the hard news and supporting our all-important newscasts and web content."
Joining Gaidica will be Tati Amare, an award-winning host and producer based out of New York City. Amare grew up in Los Angeles and has hosted and produced local lifestyle, food and travel programs.
"Finding the right person to sit next to Chuck was no small feat. Thank goodness we met Tati. She combines intelligence with a natural curiosity and talent," said Jamie Kaye Walters, Creative Services and Programming Director. "It's going to be exciting to explore Detroit through her eyes."
Viewers still catch Gaidica during his "Force 4 Good" reports on Local 4 News and on the station's big event programming.
"Being part of 'Live in the D' was an unexpected but happy opportunity for me to connect with the people of Detroit in a new way and still have time to serve our community," said Gaidica.
Along with the change of hosts, "Live in the D" will air an hour earlier at 10 a.m. Below are the details of Local 4's new daytime schedule beginning September 28.
4:30-7 a.m. Local 4 News Today
7-10 a.m. Today Show
10-11 a.m. Live in the D
11 a.m. to noon Today Kathy Lee & Hoda
noon to 12:30 p.m. Local 4 News at Noon
12:30-1 p.m. Jeopardy
1-2 p.m. Days of Our Lives
2-3 p.m. Rachael Ray Show
3-4 p.m. Ellen
"Our ability to be live basically from 4:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. allows us to keep viewers updated with valuable news and engaging national and local entertainment content all morning," noted News Director Kim Voet.
About WDIV-TV Local 4
WDIV-TV Local 4 is honored to be recognized as Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Local 4 News is currently the #1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11 p.m. is the highest-rated newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 12 markets nationwide. Local 4's ClickOnDetroit.com is the leading breaking news and weather website in Michigan and metro Detroit's #1 TV media website.
About Graham Media Group
Graham Media Group (www.GrahamMedia.com), a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), owns five local TV stations--each in a top-50 market and all recognized as news leaders--reaching 6.3% of U.S. television households: KPRC-Houston and WDIV-Detroit (NBC); KSAT-San Antonio (ABC); WKMG-Orlando (CBS); and WJXT-Jacksonville (independent). The stations also broadcast digital channels focused on classic television and operate market-leading websites, mobile sites and mobile apps that deliver breaking news, weather and community news, reaching millions of users across each platform. Graham Media Group owns SocialNewsDesk, a leading provider of social media software solutions used in more than 600 newsrooms worldwide.
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