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WLS to Produce Newscast for WCIU

WLS LOGOChicago ABC owned station WLS is going to produce a 7:00 p.m. newscast airing on Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU starting January 12, 2015.

The live hour long newscast will air Monday through Friday. WLS’ Hosea Sanders and Linda Yu, sports anchor Jim Rose and recently added meteorologist Cheryl Scott will anchor.

Bob Ramsey, EVP of Weigel Local Media said, “Adding local news to the schedule was a goal of ours. We are thrilled to partner with ABC 7 Eyewitness News, the market’s news leader, to provide this service to WCIU, The U’s viewers.”

The station also said Terrell Brown will replace Sanders on the morning news.

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Cheryl Scott Joins WLS

scott wls croppedCheryl Scott has joined Chicago ABC owned station WLS as meteorologist.

Scott will work alongside current WLS meteorologists Jerry Taft, Tracy Butler, Mike Caplan and Phil Schwarz as a fill-in on various newscasts.

“I’m excited to join ABC 7 Eyewitness News and their respected and dedicated weather team,” said Scott. “I am truly thankful for the opportunity to continue my career in Chicago, a city I have come to know and love, and now call home!”

The news was first reported by Robert Feder. Scott started as the morning and evening weekend meteorologist at Chicago NBC owned station WMAQ in September 2011.

WMAQ Launches 11 a.m. Newscast, Shuffles Meteorologists

byron mirandaWMAQ, the NBC-owned station in Chicago, is making changes to its morning programming. Beginning September 8, the station will debut an hourlong 11 a.m. newscast that will replace the current half-hour noon newscast.

“A lot of news breaks during the day. Our expanded news at 11 am will allow us to even better serve our viewers with the latest news and weather information,” WMAQ vice president of news and station manager Frank Whittaker said in a statement.

Anchoring the 11 a.m. newscast will be Stefan Holt and Marion Brooks, alongside meteorologist Byron Miranda (pictured), who returns to WMAQ after more than a decade away. Most recently, he has worked as the weekend evening meteorologist at KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles.

In addition to Miranda’s hire, there are further changes to the station’s weather team: Robert Feder reports weekend meteorologist Cheryl Scott is leaving WMAQ when her contract is up next month. Scott is exploring options “to work as a meteorologist on a network or local level,” according to Feder. Read more

WMAQ Debuts Brand-New Set

WMAQ debuted a brand-new set, as well as new graphics, this week.

“Brian Williams may have Rock Center but, hey, we have a whole new studio here at NBC Tower,” anchor Allison Rosati told viewers in a behind-the-scenes video posted on WMAQ’s Facebook page.  “We’re having fun getting to know our new home–almost like a new car, trying to figure out all the new gadgets.” Read more

On the Move, 9/27/11

Meteorologist Cheryl Scott has landed at WMAQ in Chicago where she will forecast for the weekend morning and evening shows. She leaves WBIR in Knoxville.

Angie Goff moves across the street in Washington D.C. where she will be the new weekend morning anchor and reporter for WRC, after working at WUSA.

Amber Sullins, AMS sealed CBM, has been promoted to chief meteorologist at KNXV in Phoenix. Sullins grew up in Phoenix and attended the University of Arizona.

Mike Marza becomes evening anchor of the 4, 4:30, 5 and 6pm newscasts for Sunbeam’s WSVN in Miami. Most recently, Marza spent more than a year in New York freelancing for ABC News as an overnight anchor and morning correspondent. Read more

Cheryl Scott and Alicia Roman Join Chicago’s WMAQ

NBC owned-and-operated WMAQ in Chicago has added two meteorologists to the weather team: Cheryl Scott (pictured, right) and Alicia Roman.

Scott, who is currently a meteorologist at WBIR in Knoxville, will be WMAQ’s weekend meteorologist. She will replace Ginger Zee, who is leaving the station in October, reportedly to join ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Roman will join the station as the meteorologist for the newly-launched noon newscast. She comes to WMAQ from WISH in Indianapolis.

With the addition of Scott and Roman, WMAQ’s weather team will expand to five people, including current meteorologists Brant Miller, Andy Avalos and Pete Sack. “We are committed to providing our viewers across all platforms the most comprehensive weather coverage in Chicago,” station president and general manager Larry Wert said in a statement.

Read the full release from WMAQ after the jump. Read more