Vice President and General Manager, WDIV–Detroit
Marla Drutz is vice president and general manager of WDIV in Detroit. Prior to joining Graham Media Group (formerly Post-Newsweek Stations) in July 2008, Drutz had been with E.W. Scripps Company. In January 2002, she was named director of programming and special projects, responsible for the programming purchased, production and scheduling of five Scripps TV stations across the country, including WXYZ, the ABC affiliate in Detroit. She also oversaw a series of Scripps Television Productions.
Drutz joined E.W. Scripps Company in January 1988 as research director at WXYZ. She was named program director in 1994. Previously, Drutz worked at WJBK in Detroit and at WJW in Cleveland.
A graduate of Leadership Detroit XIII, Drutz serves on the board of the NBC Affiliates Association, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Southeast Michigan United Way, New Detroit, the Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau and Oakland Family Services.
Drutz holds a BA from Ohio University in journalism and communication.
A native of Louisville, KY, Drutz lives in Bloomfield Hills with her husband, Ron, and their son.