NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago has added a new weapon in its longstanding quest to become the top-rated news outlet in Chicago. His name is Richard Maginn, who for 14 years was executive producer of archrival ABC-owned WLS’s top-rated 10 p.m. newscast.
Janet Hundley resigned Friday after more than 12 years as assistant news director at ABC-owned WLS Chicago to become news director of WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee. Hundley’s exit closely follows the resignation of Richard Maginn, executive producer of WLS’s 10 p.m. weekday newscast and a 19-year veteran of the station. Both departures are effective at the end of the May ratings sweeps. No word on replacements.