Tom Skilling, A Chicago Weather Institution, Retiring After 45 Years At WGN

On Feb. 28, 2024,Tom Skilling, longtime WGN meteorologist, and possibly one of Chicago’s most recognizable broadcast personalities, will retire. How do you celebrate the retirement of a meteorologist who’s been doing the forecasts on your station for 45 years? You go all in.

Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Chicago

WBBM, WFLD, WMAQ, WGN and WGBO are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

WGN Promotes Demetrius Ivory To Chief Meteorologist To Succeed Retiring Tom Skilling

Nexstar Media’s independent WGN-TV Chicago has appointed Demetrius Ivory chief meteorologist, effective Feb. 29. His forecasts will be seen on WGN Evening News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well […]

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV Chicago’s Chief Meteorologist, To Be Honored Throughout February

Tom Skilling, who has forecast the weather on WGN-TV Chicago for the past 45 years, has announced that his last day as a daily Chicago television staple will be Wednesday, Feb. […]


WGN Helping Chicago Children And Family Charities With Fundraising Campaigns

Brhett Vickery Joining ‘WGN Morning News’ As Traffic Reporter

Nexstar’s independent WGN Chicago has hired Brhett Vickery as traffic reporter, beginning Dec. 11. She replaces Sarah Jindra, who is now co-host of the new WGN afternoon show, Spotlight Chicago. […]


WGN Chicago Airing ‘Stories Of Hope’ For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Meteorologist Tom Skilling Retiring After 45 Years At WGN Chicago

Sarah Jindra, Ji Suk Yi Named Anchors For WGN’s ‘Spotlight Chicago’

Local News Close-Up: Chicago Is The City Of Big Stories

General managers say there are some 77 distinct neighborhoods in Chicago, from River North to Pilsen to Bronzeville, and it helps to have reporters — not to mention producers, news directors and general managers — who know the market’s political layout, weather and customs.


WGN’s ‘Backstory With Larry Potash’ Starts 12th Season Saturday Night


WGN Chicago Finds The Funny To Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

WGN-TV Promo Sets The Stage For Its 75th Anniversary

Chicago Media Outlets Oppose Mayor’s Plan To Encrypt Transmissions Of Police And Fire Scanners


‘WGN Morning News’ Ad Campaign: No Coffee Mugs

Chris Boden And Kaitlin Sharkey Join WGN Sports

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 […]

WGN Chicago Sports Anchor Dan Roan Sets May 26 Retirement Date

Sports Anchor Lauren Magiera Leaves WGN Chicago

At Top-Rated ‘WGN Morning News,’ Lauren Jiggetts Enjoys ‘Freedom To Be Myself’

WGN Chicago Legend Merri Dee Dies At 85

Two Brothers Charged In Murder Of WGN Security Guard


WGN Airing Chicago Car Show Special Live


QR Codes A Game Changer For TV Stations And Advertisers

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.

Craig Harrison Named WGN Technology Director

He will oversee all technology for Nexstar’s WGN, national multicast networks AntennaTV and RewindTV, and national cable news network NewsNation.

Patrick Elwood Named Co-Anchor On WGN-TV’s ‘Midday News’


WGN’s New Lifestyle Show A Ratings Winner

Alyssa Donovan Joins WGN As Reporter And Meteorologist

WGN’s Larry Potash Uncovers ‘Backstory’ About Bozo


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

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.

WGN Chicago Promotes Gaynor Hall To Weekend Anchor

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 […]

Longtime WGN Anchor Allison Payne Dies At 57

New Local Talk Shows Set To Debut On Chicago’s WGN, WLS

Tonya Francisco And Amy Rutledge To Host WGN’s ‘Daytime Chicago’ This Fall

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 […]

Tim Joyce Named WGN Weekend Morning Weather Anchor

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 […]


WGN Chicago Launches Digital-Only Newscasts

As Viewers Vanish, Chicago’s Late-News Ratings Race Ends In Photo Finish

WGN Reporter Erin Ivory Recovering From Heart Attack


Marketing ‘WGN Morning News’ Is Always Unpredictable

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.

WGN Welcomes Home One Of Chicago’s Very Own


WGN Celebrates Chicago’s Hispanic American Community