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August 21, 2014: Lourdes Duarte has been named co-anchor at WGN in Chicago. She had been a reporter there. (TVSpy)

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WGN Adds An Hour to Evening News and A Morning News Anchor - Posted 1 day, 19 hours ago
WGN, the Tribune owned Chicago CW affiliate, will begin its evening newscast at 4:00 p.m. starting September 8. Mark Suppelsa and M... [TVSpy]

WGN Morning EP Promoted to Assistant News Director - Posted August 13, 2014
Sandy Pudar has been promoted to assistant news director of Tribune's Chicago CW affiliate WGN. "For more than five years as Executive Producer, she's maintained our #1 status in the highly competitive morning n... [TVSpy]

WGN Anchor Publicly Shames 12-Year-Old Video Bomber - Posted July 28, 2014
WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo was doing a live shot Friday morning at the Chicago Bears training camp when 12-Year-old Dylan decided it was good time to practice his fart noises. Tomasulo had Dylan app... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews - Posted July 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews - Posted July 16, 2014
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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]

PromaxBDA Hands Out 2014 Local Awards - Posted July 14, 2014
PromaxBDA recently announced the winners of its 2014 local awards, honoring "the best in local media, marketing and design, driving excellence, creativity and innovation from the local market." The Gold Award winners included Seattle NBC affiliate KING for gen... [TVSpy]

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]

WGN Adding 5 p.m. Weekend Newscast - Posted June 24, 2014
WGN has announced another expansion of its news operation: the Chicago CW affiliate will launch an hourlong newscast at 5 p.m. on weekends, Robert Feder ... [TVSpy]

Paul Perozeni Named VP-GM of WJW - Posted June 9, 2014
Paul Perozeni has been promoted to vice president and general manager at WJW, Tribune's Fox affiliate in Cleveland. Perozeni has been the vice president and general sales manager of WJW for the past 13 years. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Paul Perozeni Named VP-GM of WJW - Posted June 9, 2014
Paul Perozeni has been promoted to vice president and general manager at WJW, Tribune's Fox affiliate in Cleveland. Perozeni has been the vice president and general sales manager of WJW for the past 13 years. ... [TVSpy]

WGN to Add 4 p.m. Newscast in September - Posted May 22, 2014
WGN, Tribune's CW affiliate in Chicago, is adding a 4 p.m. newscast this fall, Robert Feder reports: ... [TVSpy]

WGN News Director Greg Caputo Set to Retire - Posted May 5, 2014
Longtime WGN news director Greg Caputo will retire from the Chicago CW affiliate next month, ... [TVSpy]

Tribune Names Patricia Golden VP of Sales - Posted April 7, 2014
Patricia Golden has been named vice president of sales at Tribune Broadcasting. In her new role, which begins April 14, Golden will oversee sales at Tribune's 42 owned or operated stations. "Patty is a dynamic and strategic sales l... [TVSpy]

Local Morning Shows Beating Network Shows in Largest Markets - Posted April 2, 2014
The morning show battles aren't just between ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today Show anymore. TVNewsCheck reports a smaller, leaner, local opponent has entered the arena. In March, on FOX ... [TVSpy]

Greg Easterly Named GM of Tribune's WGN - Posted March 31, 2014
Greg Easterly has been named general manager of WGN, Tribune's CW affiliate in Chicago, Robert Feder... [TVSpy]

Parodies of Song from Disney Movie 'Frozen' Are the New Ice Desk - Posted March 3, 2014
Is the Polar Vortex relentlessly gnawing away at our collective good taste and dignity? Is singing a customized version of the song "Let it Go " from Disney's animated film "Frozen" the musical version of the Ice Desk? You remember the wave of stations putting their anchor... [TVSpy]

WGN AM Anchors Resort to Written Messages After Station Loses Audio - Posted February 21, 2014
Chicago CW affiliate WGN had a 20 minute window where the anchor's mics didn't work, leading Larry Potash and Robin Baumgart... [TVSpy]

MEMO to TV Producers: Clear Your Porn History Before the Story - Posted February 12, 2014
WGN, Chicagoland's bestest buddy to the news, ... [PRNewser]

WGN America Drops 9 p.m. Newscast - Posted February 6, 2014
Chicago cable channel WGN America is dropping its broadcast of WGN's 9 p.m. newscast as part of an "effort to relaunch itself as a bigger player in the cable universe," Robert Feder reports: "We'... [TVSpy]

Four ABC Owned Stations Pick Up Rachael Ray Show - Posted February 3, 2014
Starting this Fall, CBS Television Distribution's Rachael Ray show will air on seven of eight ABC owned stations. The show will make the switch from CBS owned stations in Los Angeles (... [TVSpy]

TV Stations Use Hot Water to Show What the Cold Can Do...to Hot Water - Posted January 7, 2014
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Chicago Station Creates Weather Themed Game App Featuring Chief Meteorologist - Posted December 13, 2013
Chicago CW affiliate WGN has launched a mobile game app featuring its chief meteorologist called "Tom Skilling's WGN Weather Challenge." The object of the free smartphone game i... [TVSpy]

Fans Get Tattoo of WGN Morning Anchor on Live TV - Posted November 7, 2013
Unlike most anchor teams, tattoos last forever. That didn't stop three fans of WGN morning anchor Robin Baumgarten from getting their favorite anchor's face indelibly inked into their skin ... [TVSpy]

WGN in Danger of Losing Broadcast Rights to Cubs Games - Posted November 7, 2013
The Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago Cubs have given the Tribune Company, and in effect, CW affiliate WGN 30 days to agree to paying higher fees for the 2015 season and beyond or see broadcast rights for th... [TVSpy]

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Serenades WGN Reporter - Posted September 26, 2013
Last we saw WGN's Ana Belaval she was watching a man hammer a nail into his nasal cavity. This time, the... [TVSpy]

WGN Hangs Up on Oprah: 'We're in Trouble Now' - Posted September 3, 2013
Oops: Chicago CW affiliate WGN accidentally hung up on Oprah Winfrey during a phone interview this morning. Oprah was WGN's first guest on the ... [TVSpy]

Q2 Earnings: Tribune Broadcasting Revenue Falls 20% - Posted August 30, 2013
Tribune Co. reported $260 million in broadcast revenues for the second quarter of 2013, down -20% from $327 million in the year-ago quarter. The decline includes $41 million in one-time copyright royalties paid to WGN, Tribune's CW affiliate in Chicago, in 2012. Advertising re... [TVSpy]

WGN Announces Morning Show Expansion and Changes to On-Air Lineup - Posted August 22, 2013
Chicago CW affiliate WGN has announced changes to its on-air lineup and an expanded morning news. Starting September 3, Dan Ponce will join ... [TVSpy]

WGN Anchor Squirms as Man Hammers Nail into His Nose During Live Shot - Posted August 14, 2013
When WGN anchors Robin Baumgarten and Frank Holland tossed to feature reporter ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory Joining WGN - Posted July 19, 2013
Demetrius Ivory will be joining Chicago CW affiliate WGN as a morning meteorologist. "As we expand our WGN Morning News to 10am, we look forward to Demetrius joining our 'must watch' Morn... [TVSpy]

WLS Adds 'Live With Kelly and Michael,' Drops 11 a.m. Newscast - Posted June 20, 2013
WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, is dropping its 11 a.m. newscast after more than 20 years this fall, according to Chicago media reporter ... [SocialTimes.com]

VIDEO: Chicago Sports Anchor Hands Out Blackhawks Towels in Boston - Posted June 18, 2013
WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo ventured into enemy territory Monday, reporting from Boston ahead of game three of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruin... [SocialTimes.com]

VIDEO: Chicago Sports Anchor Hands Out Blackhawks Towels in Boston - Posted June 18, 2013
WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo ventured into enemy territory Monday, reporting from Boston ahead of game three of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruin... [TVSpy]

Antwan Lewis to Co-Anchor Weekend Evening Newscasts at WNYW - Posted May 14, 2013
Antwan Lewis has been named weekend evening co-anchor at New York City Fox O&O WNYW. Beginning May 18, Lewis will co-anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend newscasts alongside ... [TVSpy]

Facebook Outlines Best Practices For Journalists - Posted May 2, 2013
As the recent tragedy in Boston showed, Facebook can be a valuable resource for journalists looking to spread the news, as well as to connect with readers and sources. Facebook recently ... [AllFacebook]

Happy National Hug an Anchor Day! - Posted April 4, 2013
It's National Hug an Anchor Day, and anchors across the country are getting a little love from colleagues, fans, random people in parking lots and people in tomato costumes. Here's a sample of how a few stations are celebrating. KXRM in Colorado Springs enlisted the Fazoli's mascot to help them celebrate: ... [TVSpy]

Juan Carlos Fanjul Signs Off From WPEC - Posted April 1, 2013
WPEC weekend anchor Juan Carlos Fanjul is leaving the West Palm Beach CBS affiliate, ... [TVSpy]

Former WGN Anchor Marty McNeeley Dies - Posted March 15, 2013
Chicago anchor and reporter Marty McNeeley, who worked on-air for WGN's 9:00 p.m. news in the 1970s and 80s and was host of the station's "Creature Features" show, has died. McNeeley was born in Youngstown, OH, and worked in radio and ... [TVSpy]

WGN Reporter Who Ran Into Kid While Sledding Gets Live Shot at Redemption - Posted March 8, 2013
Two years ago, WGN reporter Marcella Raymond reached viral fame by taking out a nine-year-old kid while sledding down a hill in one of her reports. This week, she got back on a sl... [TVSpy]

WGN Anchor Loses it Over Hidden Gun Story - Posted March 7, 2013
Robin Baumgarten, morning anchor for Chicago CW affiliate WGN found it difficult to hide her disgust and later, laughter, after co-... [TVSpy]

WGN Reporter Jae Miller Leaving for Government Job - Posted February 28, 2013
Jae Miller, reporter for Chicago CW affiliate WGN and cable news channel CLTV, is leaving to become the spokesperson for the Illinois Departme... [TVSpy]

Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to the Vatican - Posted February 28, 2013
Shortly after 11amET/8amPT, Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the last time as Pope. Local stations in the top five markets broadcast special coverage of his departure and flight to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican's vacation retreat. ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadel... [TVSpy]

Cortney Hall Named Morning Anchor at CLTV - Posted December 7, 2012
Cortney Hall will be the new morning anchor at CLTV, Tribune's regional cable news channel in Chicago. Hall joins CLTV from WKMG in Orlando, where she was the morning rep... [SocialTimes.com]

WGN Anchor Calls German Holiday Market 'Kristallnacht' - Posted December 4, 2012
Robert Jordan, anchor for Chicago's WGN 9 p.m. news, mistakenly referred to the Windy City's German holiday market as 'Kristallnacht' during his Sunday night broadcast. ... [TVSpy]

WGN News Director Explains How Staged Plane Crash Was Mistaken for Actual News - Posted November 30, 2012
WGN news director Greg Caputo has some explaining to do after the CW affiliate's Friday morning newscast, when anchors ... [SocialTimes.com]

WGN Reports Chicago Plane Crash, Staged for TV Show Shoot, as Breaking News - Posted November 30, 2012
Chicago CW affiliate WGN spent a few minutes during Friday's morning newscast in breaking news mode, reporting on a small plane that had crashed on King Drive in Chicago. The only problem: the plane crash was actually being staged ... [TVSpy]

WITI, WMAQ Lead Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards - Posted November 20, 2012
Milwaukee Fox affiliate WITI and Chicago NBC O&O WMAQ were the big winners at the 54th annual Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards Sunday night. WITI won 12 awards, including for outstanding achievement in for news gathering in the... [TVSpy]

WGN to Simulcast Monday Night's Bears Game - Posted September 28, 2012
Thanks to WGN's plans to simulcast ESPN's "Monday Night Football", Chicago Bears fans without cable or satellite, who live in the Chicago market, will be able to watch the Bears take on the Dallas Cowboys. The Chicago CW affiliate plans to begin the football broadcast with their... [TVSpy]

WGN's Tom Skilling Signs 10-Year Contract Renewal - Posted September 20, 2012
Tom Skilling, the chief meteorologist at WGN in Chicago, has signed a 10-year contract extension that will keep him at the CW affiliate for the next decade, Time Out Chicago's Robert F... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: WGN Weatherrrrrman Celebrates Pirate Day - Posted September 19, 2012
Shiver me timbers! Paul Konrad, WGN's morning weatherman, kicked off International Talk Like a Pirate Day by dressing up like a buccaneer named "Long John Johnny Johnson" and regaling viewers with his vers... [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]

WGN Reporter Turns Tables on Photobombers, Asks Them Embarrassing Questions On-Air - Posted July 16, 2012
WGN reporter Pat Tomasulo recently took to the streets of Chicago and turned the tables on live shot interrupters, asking them emb... [SocialTimes.com]

WGN Reporter Turns Tables on Photobombers, Asks Them Embarrassing Questions On-Air - Posted July 16, 2012
WGN reporter Pat Tomasulo recently took to the streets of Chicago and turned the tables on live shot interrupters, asking them emb... [TVSpy]

New WGN Promo: 'We Put the Suck in Succeed' - Posted June 13, 2012
WGN, a station that bills itself as "Chicago's Own," unveiled a new promo this week that urges viewers to tune into the station's morning show for its "robots, transvestites, giant vegetables, and lots of explosives" (video above).... [TVSpy]

WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa Returns From Rehab - Posted June 7, 2012
After a month in alcohol rehab, Mark Suppelsa will return to the WGN anchor desk at 5 and 9 p.m. tonight, Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder ... [TVSpy]

Mark Boe Named VP, Station Manager and Director of Sales at KSTW in Seattle - Posted May 22, 2012
Mark Boe has been named vice president, station manager and director of sales at KSTW, the CW-affiliate in Seattle. Boe joins KSTW from Tribune Broadcasting, where he was the director of sale... [TVSpy]

Local Chicago Stations Cover Politics, Protests at NATO Summit - Posted May 21, 2012
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Micah Materre, Lourdes Duarte Filling In for WGN's Mark Suppelsa This Week - Posted May 10, 2012
A rotating cast of WGN substitutes will fill in for Mark Suppelsa this month, Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder ... [TVSpy]

WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa Will Seek Treatment for Alcohol Addiction - Posted May 6, 2012
Mark Suppelsa, the 5 and 9 p.m. anchor at WGN, has announced that he will take a month off from the Chicago CW-affiliate to be treated for alcohol addiction. Suppelsa shared the... [TVSpy]

Chicago Mayor Institutes No Handcuffing Policy for Reporters, Following Incident with WGN's Dan Ponce - Posted March 27, 2012
Following an incident in which Chicago police handcuffed WGN reporter Dan Ponce, Mayor Rahm Emanuel... [TVSpy]

Jason Biggs Has Naked Meltdown at WGN - Posted March 23, 2012
In an apparent parody of "Kony 2012" director Jason Russell's naked meltdown in San Diego last week, actor ... [TVSpy]

Local Reporter and Photographer Detained by Chicago PD: 'Your First Amendment Rights Have Limitations' - Posted March 19, 2012
Chicago police took ... [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]

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]

Video: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Delivers WGN Forecast - Posted December 15, 2011
Jeff Tweedy, the frontman of the Chicago-based band Wilco, delivered the weather on WGN this morning (Wilco was in the studio to perform during... [TVSpy]

After Round of Interviews, 'Fiance' of Cain Accuser Tells WLS That He's Actually 'Ex-Fiance' - Posted November 11, 2011
When Sharon Bialek came forward on Monday with accusations that Herman Cain had sexually harassed her, the media quickly swarmed a Ch... [TVSpy]

Dina Bair Officially Named Mid-Day Anchor at WGN - Posted October 3, 2011
WGN, the CW-affiliate in Chicago, has officially named Dina Bair the mid-day newscast anchor. Bair has been filling in on the broadcast for Allison Payne, who suffers from ... [TVSpy]

Video: Ryan Dempster As Harry Caray - Posted June 12, 2011
There's a whole generation of baseball fans that aren't f... [SportsNewser]

Chicago TV Icon Merri Dee Hospitalized - Posted May 16, 2011
Merri Dee, who spent nearly 40 years with Chicago's WGN before stepping away in 2008, was hospitalized over the weekend after she fell ill while speaking at a local church. According to the ... [TVSpy]

Tribune Co. Names Eddy Hartenstein CEO - Posted May 6, 2011
Tribune Co., which owns 24 stations across the country including WPIX in New York and WGN in Chicago, announced today that it... [TVSpy]

Preparing to Expand Morning Newscast, WGN Signs Reporter Erin Mendez - Posted April 14, 2011
Erin Mendez has been upped to full-time status at Chicago's WGN. Mendez had been working as a freelance reporter for the Tribune-owned CW-affiliate and now, ... [TVSpy]

89-Year-Old Italian Grandma Invites WGN's Pat Tomasulo Over for Dinner - Posted March 8, 2011
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Allison Payne Returns to WGN for Mock Newscasts - Posted February 15, 2011
Allison Payne, who has been on leave for over a month because of issues with her vocal cords, has returned to Chica... [TVSpy]

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