Nexstar-owned WGN Chicago has added Chris Boden and Kaitlin Sharkey as fulltime sports anchor-reporters. Along with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman, they will cover stories across the Chicago sports spectrum, anchor sports segments throughout WGN newscasts, and host GN Sports, a live half-hour sports show airing seven nights a week at 10:30-11 p.m. Pat Tomasulo continues […]
TV stations are using Flowcodes to provide a direct link from their local clients’ television advertisements to actual sales. “All of our advertisers have seen phenomenal increases,” says Logan Marshall, the digital sales director for KTVX, Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City.
He will oversee all technology for Nexstar’s WGN, national multicast networks AntennaTV and RewindTV, and national cable news network NewsNation.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a director of strategy and creative, two digital sales managers, a director of technology and an anchor/reporter for stations owned by Nexstar, Gray, Lockwood and Heritage Broadcasting.
Nexstar-owned WGN Chicago has named general assignment reporter Gaynor Hall anchor of WGN Saturday Morning News and WGN Sunday Morning News, alongside co-anchor Sean Lewis, beginning Saturday, Sept. 18. The live weekend morning newscast which runs 7-10 a.m. Saturdays and 7-9 a.m. Sundays, features the latest news, weather with meteorologist Tim Joyce, sports and other […]
This September, Nexstar’s WGN Chicago will debut an hour-long lifestyle show, Daytime Chicago at 10 a.m., with Rachel Ray moving to the afternoon. Co-hosts Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge will be the new show’s hosts as it covers topics specific to Chicagoans, with features on health, décor, cooking, travel and more. Paul Rennie, WGN VP-GM, said: […]
Tim Joyce is joining Nexstar’s WGN Chicago as a meteorologist and WGN Weekend Morning News weather anchor, airing 7-10 a.m. on Saturdays and 7-9 a.m. on Sundays. He starts in late June. Before joining WGN, Joyce was a meteorologist and reporter at KCPQ Seattle for almost 10 years, which included duties as chief meteorologist for sister […]
WGN’s daily morning news show has had a decade-long ratings reign among 25-54-year-olds in Chicago. Its successful formula is a humor-laden, laid-back news take drawing on the long relationship between its veteran anchors.
Shannon Halligan and Erik Runge, both currently reporting on WGN News, have been promoted to full-time general assignment reporters effective immediately, according to Dominick Stasi, WGN-TV news director. “Erik will be reporting for WGN Morning News and WGN Midday News, and Shannon will be traffic reporter for WGN Evening News while also reporting for later […]
Nexstar Media Group’s independent WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3) has hired Rob Sneed as a general assignment reporter effective July 8. He joins from WCMH Columbus, Ohio, where he spent more than three years working on breaking news as well as uncovering issues in the community and working to find resolutions. He’s a recipient of the […]
Over a distinguished career that started in the early days of television, Sheldon Cooper left a lasting impression on Chicago broadcasting as general manager of WGN-TV and founding president of Tribune Entertainment. He died Jan. 19 at age 93. (NATAS Chicago/Kathleen Virginia Photography)
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.
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, Nexstar’s WGN Chicago (DMA 3) expands its slate of news and adds local programming: The Saturday edition of WGN Weekend Morning News expands to three hours airing at 7-10 a.m. with anchors Sean Lewis and Tonya Francisco. WGN Weekend News at Ten premieres weekends at 10-10:30 p.m. with anchors Jackie Bange […]
WGN-TV in Chicago on Saturday broadcast its last game from Wrigley Field as the station’s 71-year relationship with the Chicago Cubs approaches its end. The station will broadcast two more Cubs games before the season ends, one from Pittsburgh and one from St. Louis.