Jeanna Trotman has joined WXYZ-TV (Detroit) as weekend sports anchor. She is also a sports reporter during the week, working in collaboration with Sports Director Brad Galli. Trotman, once a WXYZ intern, began her television career in 2014 at KAAL, the ABC affiliate in Rochester, Minnesota where she served as Sports Director. Trotman then returned to her home state of Michigan in 2017, working as Sports Director at WEYI/WSMH, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Flint. Trotman joined WXYZ this month, with a debut introduction by Galli on September 10.
Trotman was born in Detroit, graduating from Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights before earning a Communication degree at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While in college, Trotman was a four-year NCAA Division-II student-athlete playing volleyball at LSSU. As a junior in college, Trotman interned at WXYZ in the Sports Department with Don Shane, Tom Leyden and Brad Galli in his first year at the station. After college, Trotman completed a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a specialization in Sports Reporting at Boston University.
Trotman has covered everything from the NHL playoffs and the NCAA basketball National Championship to the Ryder Cup and high school state championships.
She married Zach Trotman in 2017 after meeting each other as college student-athletes at LSSU. Zach is retired from the NHL after nearly ten years of playing for the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Trotman family resides in Metro Detroit with their son Luca and German Shepherd Murphy.