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 all month. The series will examine Title IX, a law made up of 37 powerful words that had a profound impact on women’s rights in world […]

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 official 1955 trial transcripts, NBC Chicago produced an extension of Collaboraction’s original play, Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till, co-written by Willie Round and G. Riley […]

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.

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WMAQ-WSNS Begin Grant Process For Chicago Nonprofits

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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 waves and droughts. His radio and television career spans nearly 40 years. He first joined WMAQ in 1994 and later became the primary weekday morning […]

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

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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 anchor NBC 5 News at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays, alongside Marion Brooks and Allison Rosati, respectively. Anchor Robert Stafford, the current 10 p.m. co-anchor […]

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 a Chicago native who has anchored the WMAQ weekend news for the past three years. A graduate of Chicago’s Whitney Young High School and the […]

WMAQ Apologizes For Mixing Up Aurora Police Departments

WMAQ To Stick With Michelle Relerford As Solo Weekend Anchor

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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

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WMAQ Anchor Sues Over Blood Disease

‘Chicago Today’ To Premiere Sept. 6 On WMAQ

On Friday, Sept. 6, NBC-owned WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) will debut audiences Chicago Today, a new, live 30-minute show that will air Fridays at 11:30 a.m., growing to Monday through Friday, and featuring top places to eat, play, and relax. Hosted by Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues, the show will also highlight inspiring stories of everyday people […]

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Courtney Hall Leaves WGN For (Probably) WMAQ

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Whatever Happened To WMAQ’s Peggy Kusinski?

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Colleagues Pulling For ‘Chicago Treasure’ Art Norman

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WMAQ Sportscaster Peggy Kusinski Wins Lardner Award

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WMAQ’s News Chopper Is Above It All

DMAS 36 & 3

WDJT’s Kate Chappell Leaves For WMAQ

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WMAQ Names Katie Kim Weekend Anchor

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WMAQ Stands By Story On Cardinal Cupich

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WMAQ-WSNS To Host Dem. Gubernatorial Forum

NBC-owned WMAQ and Telemundo’s WSNS, both Chicago (DMA 3), will partner with the Union League Club of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League to host the first televised 2018 Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. The hour-long forum, broadcast from the NBC Tower, will be moderated by WMAQ Political […]

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

Ill. Broadcasters Assoc. Elects Frank Whittaker Chair