Kimberly Gill replaces Carmen Harlan on WDIV’s evening anchor desk

WDIV co-anchor Kimberly Gill, who joined the station in 2015, will replace Carmen Harlan during the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news broadcasts, the station announces.

The station announced Harlan’s retirement last week. Gill, who currently co-anchors the 5:30 p.m. broadcast alongside Devin Scillian, will be replaced in that slot by longtime WDIV co-anchor Karen Drew, an investigative reporter who currently anchors the 4 p.m. broadcast.

“Hiring Kimberly has been one of the best decisions that the station has ever made. She is a true journalist, a compassionate storyteller and embodies the heart, work ethic and intelligence needed to tell the stories of Detroit,” Marla Drutz, the station’s vice president and general manager says. “We knew that whoever was going to sit next to Devin Scillian and be a leader in our newsroom, was going to have to be the real deal. Kimberly is the real deal. She is going to be a big part of this TV station for many years to come.”

Gill came to Detroit in December 2015 after stints at stations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and the Florence/Myrtle Beach, S.C., market. But before she took to the airwaves, Gill worked in the trucking and aviation industries, driving 18-wheelers for FedEx and refueling jets.

“I admire the fact that Detroiters are genuine, hard-working people. I’m originally from a small city in South Carolina but I feel right at home here,” Gill says in the announcement on the station’s website. “Detroit is a big city that’s made up of a lot of small neighborhoods. Detroiters love sports, cars and good music – those are all things that I love too. I feel as if this city has adopted me as one of its own and I’m so grateful for that.”


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