Longtime 13 On Your Side anchor Lee Van Ameyde dies

Lee Van Ameyde, longtime 13 On Your Side anchor, passed away Friday, August 30.

“He spent 39 years of his career at 13 On Your Side as an anchor and a Watchdog reporter. He joined the station in 1977 and held a number of positions including Grand Rapids City Reporter, Weekend Anchor, Producer and Managing Editor.”

Lee’s family issued this statement:

“Lee lived his life doing what he loved since his was a child. To him, covering the news was not work, it was a calling. However, his greatest passion was family. He was a loving husband and father. He believed in a better future for all, and that our best days were ahead. But with Lee’s passing, some very fine days are behind us. We look forward to the day we will see him again, clear of mind, strong and sure, and laughing again.”

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