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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.09.13
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Frank Holland Leaving Chicago for Boston - Posted July 17, 2014
Frank Holland has left Chicago CW affiliate WGN for Boston's WCVB. Chicago media ... [TVSpy]

WGN Reporter Ana Belaval Gets Tryout with 'The View' - Posted July 15, 2014
Today, Ana Belaval, reporter for the WGN Morning News, will take a seat with the hosts of "The View." "I plan to be myself," she said ... [TVSpy]

WFLD Adds Alexa Helms as Weekend Anchor - Posted May 29, 2014
Alexa Helms will be joining WFLD as a weekend anchor. Robert Feder, ... [TVSpy]

Chicago College Student is Talented, Hungry and Already Has an Anchor Job - Posted April 22, 2014
You might want to look over your shouder. Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports it may only be a matter of time before Giacom... [TVSpy]

Chicago Station Invests in Investigative Unit - Posted March 25, 2014
Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports Chicago ABC owned station WLS' investment in its investigative unit is good news for local television. Feder says WLS chief investigative reporter ... [TVSpy]

Chicago Media Writer Questions WBBM Coverage of Reporter's DUI - Posted January 13, 2014
Robert Feder has set his sights on what he's saying is a lack of transparency in ... [TVSpy]

Chicago Anchor Recovering from Accident - Posted January 9, 2014
WLS is giving anchor Linda Yu time to recover from surgery. According to Chicago media wri... [TVSpy]

WBBM Reporter Facing Multiple Charges After Weekend Accident - Posted January 6, 2014
Dave Savini, investigative reporter for CBS owned Chicago station WBBM, is facing multiple charges after being arrested Saturday. ... [TVSpy]

Questions Raised About Ethics of WFLD Contributor - Posted December 16, 2013
Susanna Negovan, the Chicago Sun-Times editor of Splash who appears on FOX owned station WFLD's "Good Day Chicago," ... [SocialTimes.com]

Questions Raised About Ethics of WFLD Contributor - Posted December 16, 2013
Susanna Negovan, the Chicago Sun-Times editor of Splash who appears on FOX owned station WFLD's "Good Day Chicago," ... [TVSpy]

Jake Hamilton Joins 'Good Day Chicago' from FOX's Houston Station - Posted November 8, 2013
WFLD has added another piece to its newly reworked "Good Day Chicago" puzzle. Jake Hamilton is joining the FOX owned Chicago station's morning show as a feature reporter. Hamilton is staying in the FOX family. He comes from the Houston FOX owned sta... [TVSpy]

Chicago Station Plans Return to 'Eyewitness News' Brand - Posted October 17, 2013
Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports ABC owned Chicago station WLS will once again brand itself as "Eyewitness News." Feder said the "Eyewi... [TVSpy]

Anchor Rob Johnson Re-Ups with WBBM - Posted July 15, 2013
TVSpy has confirmed WBBM evening anchor Rob Johnson has sign... [TVSpy]

After Three Decades with ABC, Chris Bury Shifts Focus to Local News - Posted February 4, 2013
After more than thirty years with ABC News - much of it based out of Chicago for Nightline and World News -- correspondent Chris Bury is looking to the future. Time Out Chicago's ... [SocialTimes.com]

After Three Decades with ABC, Chris Bury Shifts Focus to Local News - Posted February 4, 2013
After more than thirty years with ABC News - much of it based out of Chicago for Nightline and World News -- correspondent Chris Bury is looking to the future. Time Out Chicago's ... [TVSpy]

Drew Hayes Back for Another Stint as KABC AM 790 Program Director - Posted January 22, 2013
Chicago media columnist Robert Feder got the jump Monday on today's big LA radio annou... [FishbowlLA]

Gremlins Plague WLS Broadcast Again - Posted September 11, 2012
With the Chicago teacher's strike at the forefront of local news, technical glitches hampered WLS' newscast for the second time in weeks, reports ... [SocialTimes.com]

Gremlins Plague WLS Broadcast Again - Posted September 11, 2012
With the Chicago teacher's strike at the forefront of local news, technical glitches hampered WLS' newscast for the second time in weeks, reports ... [TVSpy]

Howard Stern Finally Gets His Radio Hall of Fame Induction - Posted June 29, 2012
[caption id="attachment_63272" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Popeater.com"][/caption] The Hall is calling for Howard Stern. Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, is the highlight honoree of the Radio Hall of... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Stern Finally Gets His Radio Hall of Fame Induction - Posted June 29, 2012
[caption id="attachment_63272" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Popeater.com"][/caption] The Hall is calling for Howard Stern. Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, is the highlight honoree of the Radio Hall of... [FishbowlNY]

Where is TV Critic Aaron Barnhart? Is It Anybody's Business? - Posted April 18, 2012
When I began at TVNewser almost five years ago, I would scour local newspaper websites for what the TV columinsts were writing about: Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post, Joanne Ostrow at the Denver Post, Tim Cuprisin of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And the guys in Chicago: ... [TVNewser]

WMAQ's Alex Perez Joins ABC News' Chicago Bureau - Posted March 26, 2012
WMAQ reporter Alex Perez is joining ABC News as a Chicago-based correspondent, ABC News president Ben Sherwood... [TVSpy]

Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell on Chicago TV - Posted March 15, 2012
Set to spend at least the next dozen years in prison, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared to savor his final moment in the spotlight on Wednesday evening as he held a public farewell that conveniently coinci... [TVSpy]

Reporter Kristyn Hartman Leaving Chicago's WBBM - Posted January 25, 2012
After eight years at WBBM, reporter Kristyn Hartman is leaving the Chicago CBS O&O. "There are certain things I want to get out of life, and I'm pursuing them," Hartman... [TVSpy]

KPRC's Daniella Guzman Joining WMAQ in Chicago - Posted January 19, 2012
KPRC reporter Daniella Guzman is leaving Houston for a job at WMAQ in Chicago. "I'll be heading to NBC5 in March,"... [TVSpy]

Muriel Clair Leaving Chicago's WGN After 34 Years - Posted January 13, 2012
Trial reporter Muriel Clair, who joined Chicago CW-affiliate WGN in 1978, is leaving the station, Time Out Chicago's Ro... [TVSpy]

WLS Anchor Kathy Brock Takes Christmas Morning Shift For Colleague With Young Children - Posted December 27, 2011
The Christmas spirit was strong this weekend in Chicago, where WLS evening anchor Kathy Brock volunteered to fill in on the Christmas morning newscast for ... [TVSpy]

It's Official: Local Anchors Ginger Zee and Bazi Kanani Will Join ABC News - Posted November 7, 2011
ABC News president ... [TVSpy]

WLS Promotes Freelance Reporter Michelle Gallardo - Posted October 31, 2011
After seven years as a freelance reporter for ABC owned-and-operated WLS in Chicago, Michelle Gallardo has been promoted to a full-time employee. "Michelle has p... [TVSpy]

WMAQ Sports Anchor Paula Faris Joining ABC News - Posted October 27, 2011
Sports anchor Paula Faris is leaving NBC owned-and-operated WMAQ in Chicago to anchor "World News Now" on ABC News, ... [TVSpy]

Chicago Sun-Times Cuts At Least Four - Posted March 18, 2011
The Sun-Times has cut four newsroom staffers, including two staffers with 11 years each at the paper, reports Robert Feder. Columnist Lewis Lazare covered media and marketing for the paper's business s... [MediaJobsDaily]

Allison Payne Missing from WGN as Suspicions of On-Air Drunkenness Resurface - Posted January 31, 2011
"Where's Allison Payne?" That's what viewers in the Chicago area have been wondering this month after the veteran anchor went missing from WGN's 11 a.m. weekday newscast following what seemed to be an on-air adm... [TVSpy]

Eric Horng Joining Chicago's ABC Station - Posted July 23, 2010
Chicago-based ABC News correspondent Eric Horng is leaving the network and joining ABC's Windy City O&O, WLS-TV. Vocalo.org's Robert Feder ... [TVNewser]

How Do You Replace Oprah? With A Lot Of Jobs - Posted July 20, 2010
WLS Channel 7, aka Oprah Winfrey's flagship outlet until Winfrey calls it quits next year, is making big and surprising plans to fill the 9 a.m. timeslot. Until recently, it had been assumed (writes Robert Feder... [MediaJobsDaily]

Jeff Goldblatt Exits Chicago's Fox Station - Posted May 28, 2010
Former Fox News Channel correspondent Jeff Goldblatt — who's been the 9pm main anchor at Chicago's Fox O&O WFLD-TV since August of 2008 ... [TVNewser]

Former GMAer Mike Barz Challenges Ouster From FOX Chicago - Posted November 2, 2009
•Former Good Morning America features reporter Mike Barz is making his first public statements after being let go in July as a morning anchor for Chicago's Fox O&O, WFLD. In an ... [TVNewser]

Former TV Columnist's New Online Gig - Posted October 21, 2009
• Former longtime Chicago Sun-Times television/radio columnist Robert Feder has announced his return to the beat. A year after taking a buyout from the paper, Feder ... [TVNewser]

Former GMAer Mike Barz Out At Chicago's Fox Station - Posted July 23, 2009
Former Good Morning America features reporter/fill-in weatherman Mike Barz is out as a morning anchor for Chicago's Fox O&O, WFLD. The Chicago Sun-Times' ... [TVNewser]

"Thus Was Born The One And Only Walter Cronkite Fan Club" - Posted July 18, 2009
Among those with fond memories of Walter Cronkite is former longtime Chicago television columnist Robert Feder, who calls the legendary broadcaster "my hero". "At the age of 14," Feder... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Scarborough, Martin, Van Susteren... - Posted September 5, 2008
> So what does this mean? Yesterday morning Joe Scarborough joked with TVNewser that he and Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

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