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 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, […]

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?

WLS Cuts Janet Davies As Host, Entertainment Reporter

Chicago TV News Legend Joel Daly Dies At 86

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Technology Executive Director Opening

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.

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Executive Director, Tech Opening At ABC O&O

Jerry Taft, WLS Meteorologist For 33 Years, Dies At 77

Chicago Viewers Shift TV News Habits In May

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Chicago’s WLS Mixes 55 Separate Smartphone Recordings Into An Arts PSA

Chuck Goudie Marks 40th Year At WLS Chicago

Coronavirus Concerns Sideline Four WLS Employees

Former WLS Reporter Paul Meincke Recovering From Heart Surgery

Jina Chung Mackin And Anthony Conway Join WLS’s ‘Windy City Live’

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 […]

Reporter Jesse Kirsch Moving Up Fast At WLS

WLS Chicago Names Hank Mendheim ‘Windy City Live’ EP

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WLS Renews Sports Anchor Mark Giangreco

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WLS Ups Matt Knutson To Content Director

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.

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WLS Adds Consumer Reporter Samantha Chatman

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 […]

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WLS, WCVB, Northeastern U. Research News

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.

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WLS Promotes Virginia Matos To 4:30 P.M. Producer

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 […]

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Neil Woulfe Joining WLS As Morning EP

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 […]

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WLS Interviews Michell Obama As Book Tour Starts

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WLS News Promotes Josh Bryant

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 […]

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WLS Chicago Marks Its 70th Anniversary

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WLS Shows Its ‘Chicago Pride’ In Promo

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WLS Anchor Sanders Recovering From Surgery

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WLS Taps Aaron Hooks As Digital Sales Manager

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 […]

WLS Promotes Revamped News Team

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WLS Taps David Lee As Creative Services VP

The former KTRK Houston audience development and creative services executive joins the ABC Chicago O&O.

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WLS Drops Ji Suk Yi from ‘Windy City Live’

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WLS Mixes Up Pyeongchang With P.F. Chang’s

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After 42 Years, Jerry Taft Retires From WLS

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WLS Moves Larry Mowry To Weekday Weather

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Veteran WLS Meteorologist Jerry Taft Retiring

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 […]

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WLS, WMAQ To Square Off On New Year’s Eve

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Mark Rivera New WLS Weekend Anchor-Reporter

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 […]