WMAQ Chicago To Debut Noon News In Sept.

The NBC O&O’s new half-hour newscast will be anchored by Marion Brooks.

On Monday, Sept. 12, NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago (DMA 3) will introduce a new half-hour newscast at noon.

Marion Brooks will anchor the newscast that will include the latest breaking news and weather.It will be broadcast from Studio 5, WMAQ’s streetside studio on Michigan Avenue. Brooks currently anchors WMAQ’s 4:30 p.m. newscast and hosts The Talk nightly on the stations NBC Chicago Nonstop subchannel.

“We are committed to expanding our local news presence in the market,” said Larry Wert, president of the Central and Western Region for the NBC Owned Stations. “In the last year, we added two local news hours on Sunday morning and launched our digital channel, Chicago Nonstop.”

We the People with Gloria Allred, an Entertainment Studios production, will follow the new newscast at 12:30 p.m.

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