The War Memorial Announces New Manager of Media and Television Production

Ryan Nichols to manage WMTV, with goals of enhancing all aspects of Grosse Pointe’s own television station

Headshot RyanNichols WebGROSSE POINTE FARMS, MICHIGAN — The War Memorial is pleased to announce the hire of Ryan Nichols, who is filling the post of Manager of Media and Television Production. Nichols began his new position on April 20, 2017.

Nichols is a proud graduate of Western Michigan University, where he earned a degree in Film, Video and Media Studies. While at WMU, Nichols was the Media Manager for the Bronco Marching Band, and originated video content for the athletic department with Bronco Productions.

Nichols’s portfolio includes work with WWMT-TV Newschannel 3, which provides local news, weather forecasts, notices of events and entertainment programming for Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, South Haven, Holland, Saugatuck, Grand Haven, Muskegon, and their surrounding areas.

After leaving Kalamazoo, Nichols traveled with Princess Cruises, acting as a senior video producer aboard the Grand Princess.

“I’ve had the opportunity to make great documentaries and see amazing things from Alaska down to Mexico,” says Nichols. “But now that I’m back on land, I’m very glad to make a home here in Grosse Pointe. I grew up in the area and cannot wait to be a part of this community. I’m really excited about the opportunity that I have with the team at The War Memorial and WMTV, and look forward to making exceptional content for all of our viewers, and hopefully many new ones!”

Brandon Faber, Director of Community Engagement at The War Memorial, adds, “Ryan brings a wonderfully fresh perspective and clean approach to his work — we’re very excited to see what creative projects he’ll add to WMTV. He stands out in a fantastic way, adding great value to our team and to the style of WMTV’s content. Our community producers are sure to have an excellent partner at the station as we move forward.”

The War Memorial has offered community television for more than 20 years to cable subscribers throughout the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. Comcast subscribers can watch WMTV on channels 5 and 915; AT&T viewers should tune into channel 99; and WOW customers will find WMTV on channel 10.

Originally known as Community Television Services, the station was rebranded in 2000, becoming known as WMTV.

WMTV broadcasts 24-hours daily, featuring a wide variety of programming; hosts volunteer their time and talent. In a continuing effort to provide cutting-edge content to the community-at-large, WMTV will soon feature a greatly enhanced presence on digital media, including YouTube and Vimeo, among other social networking platforms.

About The War Memorial

The War Memorial, located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, is a legacy-filled institution with a reenergized determination to emerge as a regional driver of arts, learning, patriotism, hospitality and connectivity. Situated on the grounds of the historic Alger Estate, The War Memorial serves an estimated 200,000 individuals with over 2,000 functions annually, including programs to honor veterans, engagement experiences for adults and children, community events and celebrations, and premier hospitality services. With new programming and innovative leadership, The War Memorial is a unique, dynamic and forward-thinking hub for southeast Michigan with a mission to be a patriotic, cultural, and community leader.

Media Contact

Brooks Hoste
Manager of Communications and Programming
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