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News anchor, Diana Lewis, a staple on Detroit’s WXYZ-TV Channel 7 news for 35 years will soon sign off for the last time. She recently announced her retirement. Lewis will co-anchor the station’s 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Action News” for the last time on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
“I may not be in your living room at 5 and 6 o clock, but I will lifelong be in the community. I will continue to do what I’ve done. At 69 years of age, it’s a new day. I might even learn how to tweet at home. I have some time on my hands,” she said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
Though she has been with Channel 7 for 35 years, she’s been in television for a total of 44 years. She’s won numerous awards in her field and this year was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
Lewis was born and raised in Pennsylvania and had has also worked in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles before settling in Detroit. She’s impacted many lives through her life’s work.
“God anointed me to try and make a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “As many lives as I’ve touched, God knows they’ve touched my life as well.”