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Daniella Bruce Subs for Paul Woods to be Red Wings’ First Female In Radio Booth



Daniella Bruce, shown here interviewing Chris Chelios, will replace the ailing Paul Woods to become the first woman to work in the Red Wings' broacast booth.

Detroit Red Wings digital reporter Daniella Bruce will replace sidelined Paul Woods tonight to become the first woman in the Red Wings radio booth.

Daniella Bruce will be the analyst tonight when Ken Kal calls the Red Wings’ road game against the Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m 97.1 FM). Woods is in COVID-19 protocol. It’s unknown when Woods will return to work

“She will be great,” said Art Regner who works with her on the Game Day Live broadcast. “She is a top notch talent.”

The Red Wings are currently on a three-game road trip to California. They were supposed to play Thursday in Anaheim, but that game was cancelled.  It has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. The Red Wings will then play the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

Bruce worked with Kal and Regner on the streaming of the NHL Prospect Tournament at Traverse City last fall. “I know from experience that some people have reporting instincts and some don’t,” Regner said. “Daniella has reporting instincts.”

“Daniella is a quick study,” Regner said. “She does her homework. She’s always prepared and she works like a fiend.

Woods, 66, is the third Red Wings’ broadcaster to enter the COVID-19 protocol. Bally Sports television analysts Mickey Redmond and Chris Osgood also tested positive recently.

On her Twitter account, Bruce wrote: “Not sure I’ve ever been so excited! Stay up tonight with us.”

Bruce also works for the Detroit Tigers as a digital reporter and producer.