WLS Chicago ‘Stuffs A Truck’ With Toys For Tots

WLS Chicago Names Ryan Chiaverini Lead Sports Anchor

Veteran Chicago Reporter Harry Porterfield Dies At 95


WLS Celebrates 75 years Of Broadcasting To Chicago

WLS Sports Director Jim Rose Retiring After 41 Years

WLS Chicago Airing Parade With A Million Spectators Tomorrow

Rob Hughes Joins WLS Chicago As Weekend Anchor

Rob Hughes will join ABC O&O WLS Chicago as a weekend anchor/weekday reporter. His first day will be Monday, Aug. 21. “Rob is a skilled and experienced anchor as well […]


Northeastern Fellows Poised For ‘Most Ambitious’ Crack At Reinventing TV News

Northeastern University’s Reinventing Local TV News Project will place fellows at three major-market stations — WCBS New York, WCVB Boston and WLS Chicago — for a year-long effort to build radically new models for digital news storytelling.

Jasmine Minor Joins WLS Chicago News Team

Chicago area native, Jasmine Minor, has joined ABC O&O WLS Chicago as a reporter focusing on race and culture stories. Jennifer Graves, WLS vice president, said: “Jasmine has earned an […]

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.

WLS Chicago First To Debut New ABC-Owned Group Graphics Package

WLS (ABC 7) Chicago has debuted the long-anticipated ABC Owned Television Stations group graphics package, marking the first appearance of the new design. The package has been in development for nearly four years with extensive market research from SmithGeiger guiding the overall rebranding effort.

Veteran WLS Chicago Anchors Rob Elgas & Ravi Baichwal Promoted To Afternoon And Evening Weekday Newscasts

Anchors Rob Elgas and Ravi Baichwal have been promoted to anchor ABC O&O WLS Chicago’s afternoon and evening newscasts. Elgas has been tapped to join Cheryl Burton on the station’s […]

Meteorologist Phil Schwarz Retires From WLS After 28 Years

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

WLS Chicago Ups Samantha Chatman To Weekend Morning Anchor

ABC-owned WLS Chicago consumer investigative reporter Samantha Chatman has been  promoted to weekend morning anchor. She will anchor the weekend morning newscasts with Mark Rivera effective immediately while continuing to […]


Sharpening Remote Production, Cloud-Based Workflows For The Long Haul

Technology executives from Sinclair, Gray, WLS Chicago and Dalet shared some of the more enduring remote workflows holding over from the pandemic in a TVNewsCheck webinar last week, noting that improvements in IP connectivity and public cloud technology are pushing innovation even further.

TVN Webinar: Optimizing Remote Production Tech, Workflows For News And Sports

Executives from Sinclair, Gray Television and ABC-owned WLS Chicago will address innovations in remote production and their knock-on effects for storytelling, new facilities and studio design in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on Sept. 29. Register here.

WLS Weatherman Loses It When He Discovers Touch Screen During Live Broadcast


John Owens Joins WLS Chicago Creative Services

WLS Chicago’s WX Graphics The First Piece Of New ABC Group Design Update

WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has quietly switched over to new weather graphics that are the first pieces of a new overall graphics package redesign for the station and a jumping-off point for its sister stations. The new ABC Owned Television Stations package is the product of three years of development with consulting firm SmithGeiger, which conducted extensive research for the redesign effort.

WLS Chicago Weekend Anchor Stacey Baca Leaving


WLS Evening And Late News First In Chicago Feb. Ratings

WLS Chicago Documentary Strings Together ‘Classic Whodunit’ On Stolen Violin

WLS Chicago Names A Pair Of Assistant News Directors

News veterans Doug Whitmire and Nneka Nwosu Faison have been appointed assistant news director for ABC-owned WLS Chicago. In their new roles, Doug Whitmire will oversee news gathering, day-of newscasts […]

Nov. Sweeps: WLS Wins Late News In Chicago

WLS Chicago News Ups Virginia Matos To Daypart Executive Producer

At ABC O&O WLS Chicago, Virginia Matos was promoted to daypart executive producer, overseeing its linear newscasts at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. “Virginia Matos is an ABC 7 success […]


WLS Celebrates Return Of Chicago Theater And Performing Arts

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

Sarah Dunlap Burke Leaves WLS, Expected To Be Next WCBS News Director

Still reeling from a massive decline in ratings, the firing of sports anchor Mark Giangreco, the cancellation of Windy City Live and the layoffs of more than a dozen staffers, ABC-owned WLS Chicago just lost its No. 2 news executive. Sarah Dunlap Burke resigned Friday after seven years as assistant news director at ABC 7. She is expected to be named vice president and news director of WCBS New York, where she once worked as executive producer.

Ramona Meadors Named WLS Chicago Weekend Morning News Producer

ABC O&O WLS Chicago has appointed Ramona Meadors weekend morning news producer. Her first day will be Monday, Aug. 23, and she will be producing the station’s 5 a.m. and […]

WLS Picks Up ‘Tamron Hall’ To Replace ‘Windy City Live’

Tamron Hall’s syndicated daytime talk show is moving to ABC-owned WLS Chicago, where it will air in place of Windy City Live at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Sept. 6. Soon to kick off its third season, the New York-based Tamron Hall has been airing on Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU and The U since 2019.

Poinesha Barnes Joins WLS As Special Projects Producer

ABC O&O WLS Chicago has hired Poinesha Barnes as a special projects producer. Her first day at the station is Monday, Aug. 9. According to Jennifer Graves, WLS vice president […]


WLS Airing Special On Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Community


WLS Chicago’s Cheryl Burton Gives $5,000 To High School Students For College

Tyra Whitney Named WLS Weekend Morning News Producer

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 […]

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

WLS Chicago Veteran Bill Campbell Dies At 70

Chicago Sweeps: WLS Retains Ratings Crown For Now

Mark Giangreco Under Fire At WLS For ‘Ditzy’ Remark About Cheryl Burton

Will Mark Giangreco Ever Return To WLS Chicago?