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-WSNS Begin Grant Process For Chicago Nonprofits

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.

Sports Reporter-Anchor Hector Lozano Joins WSNS Chicago

Héctor Lozano Joins WSNS Telemundo Chicago As Sports Anchor

Telemundo Chicago, WSNS, has hired Héctor Lozano as sports co-anchor and reporter for the station’s 5 and 10 p.m. editions of Noticiero Telemundo Chicago. His first day on-air will be in March. Lozano will work alongside Rodrigo Arana and Raúl Delgado. He joins the station after working for more than 25 years as a sports anchor and […]


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-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 […]


Reporter Hernan Fratto Joins WSNS Chicago

Telemundo-owned WSNS Chicago (DMA 3) today named Hernán Fratto reporter for Noticiero Telemundo Chicago, the station’s local weekday newscast that airs at 4, 4:30, 5 and 10 p.m. He will make his on air debut the week of April 10. Fratto joins WSNS after working as an anchor and reporter at WLZE-LD Fort Myers-Naples, Fla.  Before […]


WMAQ Boss Adds Oversight Of WSNS

NBCUniversal has combined management of its two TV stations in Chicago, with WMAQ GM David Doebler now overseeing both the O&O and its Spanish-language Telemundo sister station, WSNS.


News Staff Changes At WSNS Chicago

Telemundo-owned WSNS Chicago (DMA 3) said today that Irene Sanchez has joined the station as a news reporter. She will be reporting for its weekday newscasts Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 4, 4:30, 5 and 10 p.m. In addition, Zully Ramirez has been named as the station’s new investigative reporter for Telemundo Responde, the station’s consumer investigative unit […]


WSNS To Add 4 P.M. Weekday Newscast

Telemundo’s Chicago outlet will debut the new broadcast on Sept. 26 with Anabel Monge and Alfonso Gutierrez as co-anchors.



WSNS Chicago Launches Consumer Unit

WSNS is the ninth Telemundo-owned station to launch a Telemundo Responde unit charged with speaking up for consumers who have been wronged.


Reporter Jorge Enrique De Santiago Joins WSNS


Sportscaster Rodrigo Arana Joins WSNS Chicago

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo affiliate WSNS Chicago today named Rodrigo Arana sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 5 and 10 p.m. Arana, who will join the station in December, will team up with co-anchors Alfonso Gutierrez and Anabel Monge and meteorologist Maricela Vazquez. Previously, Arana worked for Fox Sports Latin America in Mexico City as a […]


Ex-WSNS Chicago Anchor Sues Over Firing


Anchor Anabel Monge Joins WSNS Chicago


Anabel Monge Joins WSNS As Co-Anchor

Telemundo affiliate WSNS Chicago (DMA 3) named Anabel Monge co-anchor of Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 5 and 10 p.m. Monge, who will join the station in October, will team with co-anchor Alfonso Gutierrez, meteorologist Maricela Vazquez to deliver local breaking news and the latest information about issues affecting the Hispanic community in the Chicago metropolitan […]


Edna Schmidt Joins WSNS Chicago As Co-Anchor

NBC-owned Telemundo affiliate WSNS Chicago (DMA 3) on Monday announced that Edna Schmidt has been named co-anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Chicago’s 5 and 10 p.m. editions, effective immediately.  She will join co-anchor Alfonso Gutiérrez, sports anchor Oscar Guzmán, meteorologist Maricela Vázquez and reporters including Alba Mendiola, María Elena Ponticiello, Cesar Rodríguez and newly appointed Karla […]


Telemundo Taps McDonnell As WSNS GM

NBC moves Chris McDonnell from sales/marketing VP at KXAS Dallas to lead its Spanish-language outlet in Chicago.