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WLS to Add Assistant News Director - Posted July 21, 2014
WLS has announced Sarah Dunlap Burke will join the ABC owned Chicago station as assistant news director August 25. Burke comes to WLS from W... [TVSpy]

ABC News on Apple TV Goes Local - Posted June 24, 2014
Lost Remote reports on ABC News' Apple TV launch this morning, which in addition to a variety of national and global news content, offers some local news flavor. The new Apple TV product, which launched this morning at 10amET, offers a local news section, which showcases top video-on-demand clips from some of... [TVSpy]

Janet Hundley Named News Director at WTMJ - Posted May 9, 2014
Janet Hundley is joining WTMJ, Journal Broadcast Group's NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, as news director. Hundley will start in her new role June 17. "Janet is a proven news leader with a reputation for... [TVSpy]

Terrell Brown to Join WLS as Reporter - Posted April 1, 2014
Terrell Brown will join Chicago ABC owned station WLS as general assignment reporter and contributing anchor. Brown, who starts in two weeks, comes to WLS from CBS News where he anch... [SocialTimes.com]

Terrell Brown to Join WLS as Reporter - Posted April 1, 2014
Terrell Brown will join Chicago ABC owned station WLS as general assignment reporter and contributing anchor. Brown, who starts in two weeks, comes to WLS from CBS News where he anch... [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 Meteorologist Twitter Bullies Rival over Forecast - Posted March 13, 2014
Apparently Jerry Taft, meteorologist for Chicago ABC owned station WLS, was on vacation when the region was hit by a snowstorm. Taft noticed Brant Miller, meteorologist for cross town rival NBC owned station WMAQ... [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]

Debra O'Connell Promoted to President of ABC National Sales for Owned Stations - Posted January 23, 2014
Debra O'Connell has been promoted to president of ABC National Sales, succeeding John Watkins who ... [TVSpy]

WLS Tease Mistake Stinks Up Fish Story - Posted January 13, 2014
It only took two letters to turn a WLS tease about a fish story to crap. Luckily the report for the Chicago ABC owned station was actually about Asian Carp and no one at the station was attempting to tell tales about the size. The gaffe was spotted by a local viewer who... [TVSpy]

WLS Sends Injured Anchor 'Get Well Wishes' - Posted January 10, 2014
During yesterday's 4:00 p.m. news on Chicago's WLS, Linda Yu's co-anchor Alan Krashesky... [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]

Chicago ABC Station Adds to I-Team - Posted December 20, 2013
WLS has moved general assignment reporter Jason Knowles to investigative reporter. "Jason is no stranger to incisive investigative reporting," ... [TVSpy]

WLS Surveys Viewers About Weather Team - Posted December 17, 2013
WLS, the ABC owned station in Chicago, is enlisting a "select group of Chicago area viewers to aid in formulating a long-range weather plan" for after longtime meteorologist Jerry Taft ... [TVSpy]

Gil Soffer Joins WLS as Legal Analyst - Posted December 6, 2013
Gil Soffer is joining WLS, the ABC owned station in Chicago, as a legal analyst, the ... [TVSpy]

Tanja Babich Joins Chicago ABC Station - Posted November 14, 2013
Now we know where Tanja Babich is heading after sweeps is over. Chicago's ABC owned station WLS has announced Babich will join the station as a reporter and substitute anchor. Th... [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]

WLS Expands Weekend Morning News - Posted October 18, 2013
Starting November 2, WLS viewers who are early risers will get to see an extra hour of weekend morning news. The ABC owned station in Chicago will start its weekend morning news at 5:00 a.m. making two, two hour blocks of news bookending Good Morning America on the Weekends. ... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [SocialTimes.com]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [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]

Troy Christensen Joins WLS From KFOR - Posted October 14, 2013
Meteorologist Troy Christensen has joined WLS, the ABC owned station in Chicago, Robert Feder ... [TVSpy]

WLS Takes Morning Ratings Hit After Recent Schedule Changes - Posted September 19, 2013
When Chicago's WLS dropped its 11:00 a.m. newscast to make room for "Live with Kelly and Michael," it may have done the right thing for parent ... [TVSpy]

WLS Traffic Reporter Roz Varon Says Breast Cancer Surgery Was 'Very Successful' - Posted September 18, 2013
WLS traffic reporter Roz Varon says her latest breast cancer surgery was "very successful." "I get my final pa... [TVSpy]

WLS to Launch Live Streaming Newscast - Posted August 29, 2013
Starting Monday, Chicago ABC owned station WLS will begin producing a live streaming newscast called "ABC7 to Go." "As Chicago's news leader, it's exciting to provide the only regularly scheduled live, digital newscast in the market," said WLS vice president and news d... [TVSpy]

CBS Radio Exec Recalls Daring Poker Gambit - Posted June 21, 2013
The "In His Own Words" piece in Radio Ink magazine by George Bouloukos (pictured), a senior VP market manager with ... [Fishbowl NY]

CBS Radio Exec Recalls Daring Poker Gambit - Posted June 21, 2013
The "In His Own Words" piece in Radio Ink magazine by George Bouloukos (pictured), a senior VP market manager with ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

WLS Meteorologist Leaving News for Education - Posted May 31, 2013
TVSpy has confirmed WLS weekend morning meteorologist Mark Bishop is leaving the Chicago ABC owned station to be a full-time professor at ... [TVSpy]

WBNS President-GM Tom Griesdorn to Retire - Posted April 1, 2013
Tom Griesdorn will retire next month after 14 years as president and general manager of WBNS, Dispatch Broadcasting Group's CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. "I've loved my time at WBNS-10TV and w... [SocialTimes.com]

NABET-CWA and ABC Reach Tentative Agreement - Posted March 26, 2013
The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians has announced it has reached a tentative four year labor agreement with ABC, inc. "I am pleased to announce that at the culmination of a marathon bargaining s... [TVSpy]

WLS Names Curtis Miles VP of Creative Services - Posted November 27, 2012
Curtis Miles will join Chicago ABC O&O, WLS, as vice president of creative services and local programming. Miles, who ... [TVSpy]

PHOTO: Reporter Reflects on Turkey Day Travel Story - Posted November 21, 2012
It's time, once again, for the annual tradition of the holiday travel story as reporters everywhere descend upon airports around the country. WLS reporter Jes... [TVSpy]

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]

Katie Couric Makes Her Daytime Debut - Posted September 10, 2012
After more than a year of planning and promoting, ... [TVSpy]

Caroline Foy Welch Named President-GM of WTVD - Posted July 26, 2012
Caroline Foy Welch has been appointed president and general manager of WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, effective immediately, the ABC O&O announced today. Welch has worked at ... [TVSpy]

New WLS GM: "The First Thing I'm Going to Do Is Reconnect with Everybody" - Posted June 8, 2012
John Idler, who was named president and general manager of Chicago ABC O&O ... [TVSpy]

John Idler Named President-GM of WLS in Chicago - Posted June 4, 2012
John Idler has been named president and general manager of WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, ABC announced today. Idler joins WLS from ... [TVSpy]

Veteran Anchor Jim Rosenfield Joining WRC - Posted June 1, 2012
Jim Rosenfield, a veteran anchor who made his mark in New York with WNBC and WCBS, is joining WRC in Washington, D.C. The NBC-owned station announced today that Rosenfield is com... [TVSpy]

Local Chicago Stations Cover Politics, Protests at NATO Summit - Posted May 21, 2012
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Obama Endorses Gay Marriage in Special Report on ABC Affiliates - Posted May 9, 2012
ABC News offered its affiliates a special report at 3pmET/2pmCT this afternoon with the news President Obama endorsed gay marriage in an interview with "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. ABC has eigh... [TVSpy]

WLS General Manager Emily Barr Tapped to Lead Post-Newsweek Stations - Posted May 9, 2012
Emily Barr, who has been president and general manager of WLS since 1997, is leaving the Chicago ABC O&O to lead Post-Newsweek Stations, the television broadcasting division of the ... [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]

Former CBS Television Stations President D. Thomas Miller Dies at 86 - Posted February 13, 2012
D. Thomas Miller, a former president of CBS Television Stations, died Thursday of a heart attack while driving in Massachusetts. He was 86. As president of CBS Television Stations in the 1970s, Miller (pi... [TVSpy]

Christopher Myers Named Assistant ND At WFLD - Posted January 23, 2012
Christopher Myers has been named assistant news director at WFLD, the Fox O&O in Chicago, the company announced today. Myers, who is currently a senior consultant at ... [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]

WTMJ's Diane Pathieu Joining WLS in Chicago - Posted November 10, 2011
Diane Pathieu, a reporter and midday anchor at Milwaukee NBC-affiliate WTMJ, is leaving is joining ABC owned-and-operated WL... [TVSpy]

WLS Expanding Sunday Newscast to Full Hour - Posted October 31, 2011
WLS is expanding its Sunday 10 p.m. newscast to a full hour. The ABC O&O announced over the weekend that, beginning November 6th, there will be local news from 10 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. "On Sunday, this newscast will be expanded to an hour," anch... [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]

WLS News Director Jennifer Graves: 'We Now Think of Ourselves As News Content Providers' - Posted October 5, 2011
TimeOut Chicago has an interview with Jennifer Graves, who is going on her 10th ... [TVSpy]

In Fort Myers, WINK Replacing 'Oprah' with Newscast - Posted April 29, 2011
WINK, a CBS-affiliate in southwest Florida, is preparing a new 4 p.m. newscast to replace "Oprah" when the show leaves syndication at the end of May. WINK is the latest station to announce that it would replace "Oprah" with local news. Earlier ... [TVSpy]

Following in His Father's Footsteps, Rafer Weigel Joins Chicago's WLS - Posted March 9, 2011
Chicago's WLS announced this week that Rafer Weigel is joining the station as a weekend sports anchor/reporter. He replaces Ryan Ch... [TVSpy]

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