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As ‘Morning Joe’ Broadcasts From Chicago, WMAQ Brings Viewers an Inside Look

When political reporter Mary Ann Ahern, of NBC’s Chicago O&O WMAQ, learned that MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was going to broadcast live from the Windy City today, she jumped at the chance to cover it.

“Once we heard that Senator [Dick] Durbin, David Axelrod, and of course Oprah, were going to be here, we thought, one of us has to be here,” Ahern told TVSpy at Chicago’s RL Restaurant, the site of the “Morning Joe” broadcast and from where Ahern did live shots for the NBC5 morning show.

Ahern shares political reporting duties with colleague Carol Marin, and the two discussed who would cover today’s visit by MSNBC’s Joe and Mika. “We talked about it, and we have a good relationship of kind of trading off of what stories are going on, and I said, ‘I’ll take this one, if you don’t mind!’”

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