Our media partners over at WZZM, conducted a nationwide search for a weekday AM news co-anchor and found the best candidate for the job right here in Grand Rapids! WZZM 13 proudly announced Monday morning that their choice for AM co-anchor is Dan Harland.

Dan replaces Derek Francis, who left at end of May. Dan will join Lauren Stanton and meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer in early August.

Dan grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended college at Southern Illinois University. He joined WZZM 13 in 2003 as a multimedia journalist and sports reporter and has been instrumental in the tremendous success of our popular Friday night high school football show, WZZM 13 "On Your Sidelines".

Harland will begin his new morning co-anchor role on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The weekday morning news runs from 5:00 until 7:00 a.m.

Dan will also continue his duties as the co-host of "13 On Your Sidelines."

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