GRAND RAPIDS, MI – WZZM-TV 13 reporter Peter Ross, after 29 years in the news business in West Michigan, is leaving TV journalism.
Ross is departing the ABC-TV affiliate to become regional director for the West Michigan office of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters.
His final day at WZZM-TV is Aug. 7.
“I’ve been in daily broadcast journalism for the past 35 years, the last 29 here at WZZM TV, and I’ve been considering a change for a few years,” Ross told MLive. “One that will allow me to build on the many relationships I’ve established around the region and also allow me to indulge my interests in government and business issues.
Ross begins new duties for Peters on Aug. 10.
“It’s a position that aims to help him build relationships with citizens, governments, community organizations and employers in a 12-county West Michigan region,” Ross said. “I am thrilled at the prospect of serving the public in new ways.”