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ALAN UPCHURCH NAMED ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR OF WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7

 ALAN UPCHURCH NAMED ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR OF WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7
 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan Upchurch has been named assistant news director of WXYZ-TV/Channel 7. The announcement was made by WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 News Director Walter Kraft. Upchurch's appointment is effective immediately.
 Upchurch has been WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 Action News executive producer since March 1989. Since joining the station in 1978 as a writer/weekend producer, Upchurch has served as producer of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 Action News newscasts.
 The recipient of four Emmys, Upchurch has been involved in many special projects for WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 Action News. He coordinated coverage of both the general and primary elections in 1989, 1990 and 1992. Upchurch also produced WXYZ-TV/Channel 7's coverage of the 1988 GOP convention.
 Upchurch is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a bachelor of arts degree in communications/political science. Upchurch and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of two children, Brooke and Trevor.
 In addition to WXYZ-TV, Scripps Howard Broadcasting owns and operates television stations in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Memphis, Phoenix, Tampa, Tulsa, and West Palm Beach. It also operates radio stations in Baltimore, Memphis, Portland, Ore.; and cable television systems in California, Colorado and Florida, with 267,400 basic subscribers.
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 /CONTACT: Robin Hardin-Bailey of WXYZ-TV, 313-827-9307/ CO: WXYZ-TV ST: Michigan IN: SU: PER


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