WGN-TV Names Dominick Stasi News Director

The Nexstar independent in Chicago promotes its executive producer to take over the news department following Jennifer Lyons’ move to lead WGN America’s new national primetime News Nation.

Nexstar Media’s WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3) has appointed Dominick Stasi news director effective immediately. He succeeds Jennifer Lyons, who has been elevated to vice president of news for WGN America to run News Nation, a live daily three-hour national newscast launching this summer.

WGN VP-GM Paul Rennie said: “Dom has been leading the WGN newsroom for six years as executive producer. He has led some of WGN-TV’s biggest projects, including expansion of our evening and late news, orchestrating our massive Election Night coverage, and spearheading projects like “Examining DCFS.”  Dom’s leadership, news judgement and dedication make him the perfect fit for the job.”

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Prior to WGN, Stasi worked at WFLD and WMAQ in Chicago, producing their morning news shows and additionally as platform manager at WMAQ. He also spent three years at Tribune Broadcasting’s CLTV, first as a producer and then as executive producer.

He got his start at KSPR Springfield, Mo., WDJT Milwaukee in a variety of news positions.

Stasi received his BA in journalism from University of Illinois.

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