As the News Assignment Editor, John DesRivieres helps plan, coordinate and organize daily news coverage for WSAW-TV and WZAW-TV.
John began his broadcast career in 2004 as a news photographer in Lansing, MI at WILX-TV. In 2006, John took a news photographer position with WDIV-TV in Detroit, Mich. He joined the WSAW-TV news team in September 2008 as Chief Photographer. John also spent time on-air reporting and filling in at the anchor desk, before taking over at the assignment desk.
John has won awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press for videography, editing, reporting and producing. He has also won a UNITY Award and has been nominated for two regional Emmy Awards.
Other highlights of John’s career include; covering the locker room celebration after the Detroit Red Wings won the 2008 Stanley Cup, covering Michigan State men’s basketball in Denver during the 2008 NCAA tournament, and a week-long assignment in San Diego covering the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in 2010.
Contact the station or email John with any story ideas you have.