ABC O&O WLS Chicago has appointed Tyra Whitney weekend morning news producer. Her first day is Monday, June 7. Prior to joining WLS, Whitney was supervising producer at NewsNation in Chicago for a year. In that role, she’s produced one hour of the three-hour nightly primetime newscasts. Before joining NewsNation, Whitney worked at WRIC Richmond, […]
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New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an Executive Director, Technology at WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago.
ABC-owned WLS Chicago has added two new members to its Windy City Live team — Jina Chung Mackin, who will be senior producer, and Anthony Conway, who will booker/producer. Mackin will oversee show producers on a daily basis as well as play a lead role in developing and crafting content. Mackin has a strong background in […]
Matt Knutson, executive producer of Windy City Live, has been promoted to director of content innovation. He’ll supervise all local programming at ABC’s Chicago O&O.
Samantha Chatman is joining ABC-owned WLS Chicago’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News covering consumer issues for the station’s weekday morning newscasts. Chatman, who grew up in Chicago, will begin her new job on Sept. 30. Most recently Chatman has been an Emmy Award-winning consumer investigator for KXAS Dallas, where she has reported for the NBC 5 […]
A cutting-edge study, Video News Research Project, will test the use of new forms of animation, graphics, and data visualization in video storytelling. Year-long, paid fellowship positions will be created as part of the project, one position at each of these stations in Chicago and Boston.
ABC-owned WLS Chicago (DMA 3) has promoted Virginia Matos to news producer of ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 4:30 p.m. Matos first came to WLS as an intern for Janet Davies and 190 North. She then was hired as a desk assistant, while still in school at Columbia College. In 2002, she left for WTVO […]
Neil Woulfe will join ABC O&O WLS Chicago’s Eyewitness News as morning daypart executive producer on Dec. 3. Most recently, Woulfe was senior executive producer at WOIO Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he was the morning daypart manager at WMAQ Chicago from 2013 to 2016. He also worked at WFLD Chicago for 16 years as […]
ABC O&O WLS Chicago has named Josh Bryant staff desk assistant and weekend evening assignment editor. He Bryant had been working part time on the ABC 7 assignment desk since 2014. A native Chicagoan, Bryant was born and raised in Beverly. According to Jennifer Graves, WLS VP-news director, “Josh has proven himself time and again […]
On Thursday, Aaron Hooks was appointed digital sales manager at ABC-owned WLS Chicago (DMA 3). His appointment is effective Monday, March 12. He will be responsible for partnering with the sales team to drive digital revenue growth and develop digital strategies across the station’s multiple platforms. Hooks worked at Tribune Media for the past four […]
The former KTRK Houston audience development and creative services executive joins the ABC Chicago O&O.
Jerry Taft, one of Chicago’s most trusted and popular meteorologists for four decades, announced today he will retire from ABC 7 Eyewitness News on ABC O&O WLS. Taft’s final day on air, after forecasting weather on Chicago television for 42 years, will be Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Taft is the station’s chief meteorologist and currently […]
ABC O&O WLS Chicago (DMA 3) is adding Mark Rivera to the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as weekend morning news anchor and reporter. His start date is Dec. 11. Rivera comes from WTSP Tampa, Fla., where he was the station’s weekend morning news anchor and political reporter. While on the anchor desk there, he […]