Eva Aguirre Cooper has been the Community Affairs Director at WOOD TV8/WOTV 4/WXSP since 1998, where her responsibilities include community outreach efforts, on-air reporting for 24 Hour News 8 and special station projects.
Among those are the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program – collecting toys for children in need; Christmas in May – collecting items for local food pantries; Drive to Live - teen safety driving program and our Connecting with Community program.
Her community involvement includes participation on various boards and committees such as the Experience Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Grand Rapids Sister City - Mexico Committee and ongoing participation in the Hispanic Community.
Prior to joining WOOD TV8, Eva worked at Trillion Post Production where she managed projects in Mexico City. From 1984 to 1994, Eva worked at three different Public Broadcasting Stations including WSIU in Illinois, SCETV in South Carolina and WGVU in Grand Rapids.
Eva’s parents are both from Mexico and she is fluent in Spanish.
A 25-year-old man is in serious condition at a hospital after being struck by a vehicle as he walked along a street in Kentwood.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is being honored.
Deputies in Ottawa County are looking for two young boys after they were allegedly kidnapped by their father.