After 35 Years at 7 Action News, Anchor Diana Lewis Signs Off
Diana Lewis, the classy reporter and anchor who was a fixture in Detroit television news for decades, called it quits Wednesday night with her final broadcast at 6 p.m.
Lewis, who had been with WXYZ-TV's 7 Action News for 35 years, finished her day with some very sentimental moments.
At one point in the day, she expressed gratitude over the news that she had just been inducted into the hall of fame of the National Association of Black Journalists.
She had become a household name in Detroit, and nationally she got exposure for her appearances in “Rocky” and “Rocky 5.”
In 1977, she paired up on the nightly news with legendary anchor Bill Bonds and the two became a top-rated anchor team in the market.
“The impact Diana Lewis has had upon television and Detroit is immeasurable,” said Ed Fernandez, WXYZ Vice-President and General Manager in a statement on the station's website “We have been incredibly fortunate to work with such a great journalist and Detroit has been fortunate to have such a strong, dedicated voice serving our community. Diana is the consummate professional and an iconic figure in the industry.”