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WALTER KRAFT NAMED NEWS DIRECTOR OF WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7

 WALTER KRAFT NAMED NEWS DIRECTOR OF WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7
 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 has


named Walter Kraft as news director, effective Monday, June 22, 1992. The move comes following the promotion of news director Bob Rowe, to vice president/News of News Operations for Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company, parent company of WXYZ-TV/Channel 7. The announcement was made by WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 Vice President and General Manager Tom Griesdorn.
 Kraft, 37, has been WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 assistant news director since November 1988. Since joining the station in 1978 as an intern, Kraft has served as producer of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. WXYZ-TV/ Channel 7 Action News newscasts. In 1982, Kraft was named executive producer for the early editions of Channel 7 Action News.
 The recipient of three Emmys, Kraft has been honored for breaking news coverage in 1985 and for "Prime Time Live: Detroit Talks Back" in 1991. He is also responsible for several awards for breaking news coverage from United Press International, Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
 Kraft has been involved in many special projects for Action News. He coordinated coverage of the 1980, 1984 and 1988 presidential elections. In the early 1980s, Kraft was also producer for both general and primary election coverage. A frequent panelist, Kraft has spoken variously to the Chamber of Commerce-Small Business Opportunities, the American Diabetes Association, as well as the Law and Media Review.
 Kraft is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications. A native of the Detroit area, Kraft and his wife, Shelly, are parents of two children, Nicole and Ryan.
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 /CONTACT: Robin Hardin-Bailey of WXYZ-TV/Channel 7, 313-827-9307/ CO: WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 ST: Michigan IN: ENT SU: PER


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