News Director Sandy Pudar Leaves ‘NewsNation’

Just weeks before the planned expansion of NewsNation, the Chicago-based cable news operation on WGN America suddenly finds itself without a news director. Sandy Pudar, who oversaw the launch of the three-hour primetime newscast last September, resigned Tuesday, multiple sources confirmed. It’s not yet known why she quit.


‘WGN Morning News’ Names New Leaders

Tribune CW affiliate WGN Chicago (DMA 3) today named Aline Cox executive producer of its six-hour WGN Morning News, effective immediately. Cox is replacing Sandy Pudar, who was recently elevated to WGN News assistant news director.  “Aline has been with the Morning News for five years and is a proven winner,” said Jennifer Lyons, WGN […]


Sandy Pudar Named WGN Assistant News Director

Sandy Pudar today was named assistant news director of Tribune Media’s WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3), effective immediately. A 15-year veteran of WGN News, Pudar has worked in a variety of capacities at the station. In February 2009, she became executive producer of the WGN Morning News. Under Sandy’s guidance, the show expanded to a full six […]