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Courtney Gousman Jumps Stations in Chicago - Posted June 26, 2014
Courtney Gousman is joining WGN, the CW affiliate in Chicago, as a general assignment reporter. Gousman comes from rival WBBM, the CBS-owned ... [TVSpy]

WBBM Shows Off New Mobile Weather Lab - Posted June 20, 2014
Chicago CBS owned station WBBM is ... [TVSpy]

Local Meteorologists Interview Obama on Climate Change - Posted May 6, 2014
Eight meteorologists are in Washington, D.C. today to interview President Obama on climate change. The interviews were timed with the release of a new study assessing the effects of climate change in the United States. Participating in the interviews are John Morales of WTVJ in Miami, Jim ... [TVSpy]

Susan Carlson Named Reporter, Fill-In Anchor at WMAQ - Posted April 2, 2014
After several months freelancing at NBC-owned WMAQ, Susan Carlson has been named a full time reporter and fill-in anchor at the Chicago station, Robert Feder ... [TVSpy]

Jill Manuel Named Assistant ND at WFLD - Posted March 27, 2014
Jill Manuel has been named assistant news director for WFLD, the Fox-owned station in Chicago. Her appointment is effective April 15. Manuel joins WFLD ... [SocialTimes.com]

Jill Manuel Named Assistant ND at WFLD - Posted March 27, 2014
Jill Manuel has been named assistant news director for WFLD, the Fox-owned station in Chicago. Her appointment is effective April 15. Manuel joins WFLD ... [TVSpy]

Katie McCall Signs Off From KTRK - Posted March 10, 2014
Katie McCall has left KTRK, Houston media reporter Mike McGuff reports. ... [TVSpy]

Dave Savini Says He's Been Given a 'New Perspective' After DUI - Posted February 7, 2014
WBBM investigative reporter Dave Savini has taken to social media to talk about his recent DUI arrest. Savini wrote on his... [TVSpy]

WBBM's Dave Savini Pleads Guilty to DUI - Posted February 5, 2014
WBBM investigative reporter Dave Savini pleaded guilty Tuesday to DUI. Savini, who has been off the air since the arrest last month, will return to work next week, the CBS owned s... [TVSpy]

Outside Prosecutor Sought in DUI Case of WBBM Reporter Dave Savini - Posted January 15, 2014
DuPage County prosecutors will seek the appointment of a special prosecutor for the DUI case of WBBM 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]

WBBM Reporter to Fight Suspension of Driving Privilege after DUI Arrest - Posted January 10, 2014
The Chicago Tribune is reporting Dave Savini, the investigative repor... [TVSpy]

TV Stations Use Hot Water to Show What the Cold Can Do...to Hot Water - Posted January 7, 2014
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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]

Confusion on Chicago Stations as Jesse Jackson Jr. is Turned Away From Prison - Posted October 29, 2013
The big story in Chicago today is former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who reported to federal prison in North Carolina Monday afternoon. In a strange twist, Jackson -- who was four days early to start serving his 30 month sentence -- was turned away from the prison yesterday before he was... [TVSpy]

WBBM Expands Sunday Morning Newscast - Posted August 20, 2013
WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago, is adding an hour to its Sunday morning newscast beginning next month. "September 22 marks one year since our return to weekend morning news and viewers have responded," news director ... [TVSpy]

Former WFOR Anchor Antonio Mora Joins Al Jazeera America - Posted July 26, 2013
Former WFOR anchor Antonio Mora is joining Al Jazeera America to host a nightly current affairs talk show. Mora left the Miami CBS O&O in December after his ... [TVSpy]

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

Judge Throws Out Former WMAQ Reporter's Libel Lawsuit Against Rival WBBM - Posted July 5, 2013
An Illinois judge has thrown out a libel lawsuit filed by Amy Jacobson, a former reporter at NBC-owned WMAQ, against rival WBBM... [SocialTimes.com]

Judge Throws Out Former WMAQ Reporter's Libel Lawsuit Against Rival WBBM - Posted July 5, 2013
An Illinois judge has thrown out a libel lawsuit filed by Amy Jacobson, a former reporter at NBC-owned WMAQ, against rival WBBM... [TVSpy]

WBBM Anchor's Manti Te'o Interview in the Spotlight After Girlfriend Hoax Revealed - Posted January 17, 2013
After an extensively-reported Deadspin article revealed that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend never existed, a November interview the Notre D... [TVSpy]

WBBM's Steve Baskerville Nearly Forgets 25 Year Anniversary: 'It slipped by me' - Posted October 25, 2012
Veteran WBBM meteorologist Steve Baskerville may have forgotten his 25th year anniversary at the Chicago CBS O&O if it wasn't for a gentle reminder, accordin... [TVSpy]

Chris Martinez Set to Join WBBM in Chicago - Posted September 25, 2012
Chris Martinez is the newest general assignment reporter at WBBM, the CBS O&... [TVSpy]

Steve Farber Named Acting General Manager of WGN - Posted September 14, 2012
After today's general manager shake-up in the Chicago market, Tribune Broadcasting has moved swiftly to fill the role left vacant by departing WGN ge... [SocialTimes.com]

Steve Farber Named Acting General Manager of WGN - Posted September 14, 2012
After today's general manager shake-up in the Chicago market, Tribune Broadcasting has moved swiftly to fill the role left vacant by departing WGN ge... [TVSpy]

CBS Appoints New GMs in San Francisco and Chicago: Bruno Cohen to KPIX, Marty Wilke to WBBM - Posted September 14, 2012
CBS announced two new general managers at its O&Os this morning: Bruno Cohen (pictured) will join KPIX in San Francisco, and ... [TVSpy]

Bill Kurtis, Walter Jacobson Stepping Down From WBBM Anchor Desk Next Year - Posted August 21, 2012
WBBM evening anchor team Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson announ... [TVSpy]

WBBM Launches Weekend Morning Newscasts - Posted August 15, 2012
Chicago CBS O&O WBBM is bringing back weekend morning newscasts, Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder repo... [TVSpy]

Reporter Courtney Gousman Returns to Chicago - Posted June 19, 2012
Courtney Gousman has joined Chicago CBS O&O WBBM on a freelance basis, Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder ... [TVSpy]

Conan O'Brien Trains to Become TV Anchor with WBBM's Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson - Posted June 19, 2012
Leading up to his recent four-night stint at the Chicago Theatre, Conan O'Brien paid a visit to local CBS station WBBM, where he sat at the anchor desk with Bill Kurtis... [TVSpy]

Andrea Cambern Anchors Final Newscast at WBNS - Posted May 24, 2012
"It's the time we all knew would come but didn't want to think about," WBNS anchor Jerry Revish told viewers during the CBS-affiliate's 11 p.m. newscast on We... [TVSpy]

Local Chicago Stations Cover Politics, Protests at NATO Summit - Posted May 21, 2012
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New 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailer, Featuring WBBM's Bill Kurtis, Now Out - Posted May 21, 2012
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming "Anchorman" sequel was posted today on Funny Or Die. The video is similar to ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Ed Curran Returns to WBBM - Posted May 11, 2012
Meteorologist Ed Curran has returned to WBBM, Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder ... [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]

WBBM Adds Reporters Marissa Bailey, Brad Edwards - Posted March 14, 2012
There will be a pair of new reporters at WBBM next week. Marissa Bailey (pictured) and Brad Edwards are joining the CBS O&O, the ... [TVSpy]

WBNS Picks WBBM Reporter Kristyn Hartman to Replace Longtime Anchor Andrea Cambern - Posted February 17, 2012
Last October, longtime WBNS anchor Andrea Cambern announced that she wo... [TVSpy]

Fox News' Kris Gutierrez Joining WBBM in Chicago - Posted February 16, 2012
Fox News correspondent Kris Gutierrez is joining WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago, as a morning anchor, the station announced today. Gutierrez will co-anchor the 4:30-7 a.m. ... [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]

WMAQ Adds Veteran Producer To Investigative Reporting Unit - Posted January 11, 2012
The renewed commitment to investigative reporting continues at NBC O&Os. The latest hire is producer ... [TVSpy]

Congressman Considers Action Against WBBM for Taking Four-Year-Old's Quote Out of Context - Posted August 15, 2011
Illinois congressman Bobby L. Rush is investigating WBBM's recent airing of a news repor... [TVSpy]

WBBM Takes Four-Year-Old's Quote Out of Context - Posted July 29, 2011
WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago, is under fire this week for airing a soundbite from a four-year-old interviewed on the scene of a drive-by shooting out of context. A freelance photographer asked a young boy who was near the crime scene if he was scared by the violence in the neighborhood,... [TVSpy]

One-Time New York Anchor Steve Bartelstein Fired in Chicago - Posted July 5, 2011
For anchor Steve Bartelstein, his career has ridden highs and lows. Unfortunately, in recent years, those highs have been few and far between. Bartelstein is out as morning co-anchor at WBBM-TV after only 10 months, a st... [FishbowlLA]

Anchor Steve Bartelstein Cut Loose at WBBM - Posted July 5, 2011
Steve Bartelstein, a veteran anchor in major markets like New York and Chicago, has been suddenly released from his contract after 10 months at WBBM. Bartelstein's l... [TVSpy]

Chicago Anchors Criticized for 'Kissing Mayor Daley's Ass' in New Video - Posted May 9, 2011
Chicago media critics are up in arms about a new video celebrating ... [TVSpy]

Veteran Chicago Reporter Derrick Blakley Returns to WBBM After Intensive Cancer Treatment - Posted April 21, 2011
Reporter Derrick Blakley returned to Chicago's WBBM on Wednesday after undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Blakley, who joined the CBS O&O in 2003, had been on m... [TVSpy]

Veteran Eliott Rodriguez Reclaims Weeknight Anchor Seat as WFOR Shuffles On-Air Roster - Posted April 11, 2011
Miami's WFOR is shuffling its on-air roster and Eliott Rodriguez (left), who has been with the CBS O&O for over a decade, is reclaiming his former spot at the weekday evening anchor desk. WFOR an... [TVSpy]

Chicago's WBBM Launches Contest to Find New Morning Traffic Reporter - Posted March 16, 2011
Chicago's WBBM has launched an "American Idol"-style contest to find its new morning traffic reporter. The CBS O&O is now accepting applications online at TrafficTryouts.com for a spot on the station'... [TVSpy]

Former Anchor Bob McBride Passes Away - Posted February 4, 2011
Bob McBride, an anchor known to viewers in Chicago, Detroit, D.C., and Cleveland, passed away this week at the age of 83. McBride got his start with Detroit's WJBK before ... [TVSpy]

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