WBBM, WFLD, WMAQ, WGN and WGBO are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
Ramirez ascends to newly created role leading news operations at the NBC-Telemundo duopoly in Chicago, with Akemi Harrison promoted to news director.
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 […]
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.
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 (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 […]
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.
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 […]
He’s adding oversite of the NBC-Telemundo duopoly to his current responsibilities as GM of NBC Sports Chicago beginning June 1.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.