Five Stations Launch NextGen TV In Chicago

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

WMAQ Chicago Plans New Year’s Special With Co-Host Billy Corgan

WMAQ Chicago To Simulcast Some NBC Sports Chicago Bulls & Blackhawks Games

NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago will simulcast four upcoming live Friday night NBC Sports Chicago games and surrounding game telecast coverage featuring the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks in November and […]


WMAQ Chicago Goes Large Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary

From now until the end of 2023, WMAQ, NBC’s Chicago O&O, will be celebrating its 75th anniversary looking back at the historic moments that helped shape Chicago. “As we celebrate WMAQ-TV’s historic 75th anniversary this month, NBC Chicago will relive numerous stories that occurred over the decades and honor the on-air and behind-the-scenes trailblazers who helped define our legacy,” says Kevin Cross, WMAQ’s GM.

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.

NBC Chicago To Highlight LGBTQIA+ Conversations In New Series ‘It’s Ok To Ask Questions’ Starting June 8

In honor of Pride month, NBC Chicago’s new original five-part series It’s Ok to Ask Questions will debut Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. on NBC Chicago’s 24/7 streaming news channel. Every […]

WMAQ Chicago & LX News Highlight Murders Of Transgender People On ‘The Deadliest Year’

NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago will broadcast a new special The Deadliest Year on Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. An investigation led by NBC Chicago reporter, Regina Waldrop, and LX visual storyteller, Jalyn Henderson, […]

Sally Ramirez Named WMAQ-WSNS SVP Of News, Akemi Harrison Promoted To News Director

Ramirez ascends to newly created role leading news operations at the NBC-Telemundo duopoly in Chicago, with Akemi Harrison promoted to news director.

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

WMAQ Chicago Unveils Set Filled With Video Walls, City References

Samantha Rivera Joins WMAQ Chicago As Sports Anchor And Reporter

NBCUniversal’s WMAQ Chicago has added bilingual journalist Samantha Rivera as sports anchor and reporter for NBC 5 News. Rivera, who is scheduled to debut on WMAQ in late September, will also […]

WMAQ Chicago Adds Matt Knutson As VP Of Multiplatform Content

Matt Knutson will join Chicago NBC-owned WMAQ as the vice president of multiplatform content beginning Monday, Aug. 15. In this role, he will spearhead the strategy and development of non-news content across NBC’s  three owned platforms (WMAQ-WSNS-NBC Sports Chicago) and streaming apps.

WMAQ Chicago’s ‘Sports Sunday’ Commemorates 50 Years Of Title IX

As the 50th anniversary of Title IX approaches, NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago’s Sports Sunday will kick off a four-part series, 37 Words, on Sunday, June 5, at 10:30 p.m. The weekly special reports will continue […]

NBC Chicago Releases ‘The Lost Story Of Emmett Till: Trial In The Delta’

NBC Chicago (WMAQ) and the Collaboraction Theatre Company bring to life the Emmett Till murder trial in a staged theatrical adaptation The Lost Story of Emmett Till: Trial in the Delta. Based on the […]

WMAQ Chicago Names Leila Rahimi Main Sport Anchor

Leila Rahimi is about to make history again. Last year the Chicago sportscaster broke a 29-year gender barrier when she became the first woman to host a Monday-Friday daytime shift on WSCR-AM, the Audacy sports/talk station. Now Rahimi, 38, is set to become the first female main sports anchor at NBC O&O WMAQ on April 4.


WMAQ-WSNS Begin Grant Process For Chicago Nonprofits


WMAQ Chicago Releases Original Doc About Emmitt Till

Leila Rahimi Joins WMAQ Chicago Sports Team

Zoraida Sambolin To Sign Off As WMAQ Morning News Anchor

WMAQ Journalists Team Up For To Examine ‘Violence in Chicago’

WMAQ Chicago Promotes Alicia Roman To Top Weekday Morning Weather Job

WMAQ Chicago Makes Meteorologist Promotion, Hire, Retirement

NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago said today that weekday morning meteorologist Andy Avalos plans to retire at the end of August. Avalos has covered it all — snowstorms, tornadoes, floods, winds, heat […]

WMAQ Chicago Adds Steve Dolinsky As Food Reporter

WMAQ Adds Akemi Harrison As Asst. News Director

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

Dick Kay, Longtime WMAQ Chicago Political Reporter, Dies At 84

Kevin Cross Named WMAQ-WSNS Chicago GM

He’s adding oversite of the NBC-Telemundo duopoly to his current responsibilities as GM of NBC Sports Chicago beginning June 1.

WMAQ GM David Doebler To Retire

David Doebler announced Tuesday that he plans to retire as president and general manager of NBC O&O WMAQ and Telemundo’s WSNS Chicago at the end of June. Both stations are units of Comcast NBCUniversal. Doebler, 59, told employees in an email that he’s voluntarily stepping down to spend time with his wife.

WMAQ Hires Reporter Vi Nguyen From WBBM

WMAQ’s Carol Marin Bowing Out Of TV News


WMAQ Chicago Explores Systematic Roots Of Racism

WMAQ Adds Stefan Holt To Weekday Anchor Lineup

NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) today announced a series of changes to its weekday midday, afternoon and evening anchor lineup. Anchor Stefan Holt will return to WMAQ in early October to […]

WMAQ Adds New Morning Anchor

WMAQ Chicago Sets New Mornings, Weekend Anchor Lineup

NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) today announced a series of changes behind the anchor desk Michelle Relerford will join Zoraida Sambolin as anchor weekdays on NBC 5 News Today. She is […]

WMAQ Apologizes For Mixing Up Aurora Police Departments

WMAQ To Stick With Michelle Relerford As Solo Weekend Anchor


Layoffs In The Air At NBCU’s WMAQ, WSNS

Faced with unprecedented plunges in advertising revenue at NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago and Telemundo WSNS, employees of the two NBCUniversal stations are bracing for imminent layoffs. At a virtual town hall last week, David Doebler, president and GM of the stations, announced the staff reduction plans in response to the coronavirus shutdown. Doebler, who did not say how many positions would be affected, declined to comment further.

WMAQ’s Siafa Lewis Breaks Out Of Sports Box

WMAQ Doubles Up On Morning Weather


WMAQ Anchor Sues Over Blood Disease