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WFLD Assistant News Director Reportedly Heading to Al Jazeera America

wfld32TVSpy is hearing Chris Myers assistant news director for WFLD is leaving the Chicago FOX owned station for Al Jazeera America in Los Angeles.

Myers came to WFLD nearly two years ago. At the time, he was a senior consultant at rumorfix.com.

He has also worked at WMAQ and WLS in Chicago. Before coming to the Windy City, Myers was assistant news director at KNBC and has worked as a producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider.”

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News Director Phyllis Schwartz Leaving WFLD

After just a year as vice president and news director at WFLD, Phyllis Schwartz is leaving the Fox O&O in Chicago.

“There is no better place to be a news director than Chicago – I love this city and I love producing the news here. This was an extremely difficult decision to make but I have decided to leave FOX 32 to be with my family in California,” Schwartz told TVSpy in a statement. “My reasons for asking to leave are strictly personal. I have a supportive husband, two wonderful daughters, and a great Mom in Southern California and need to be with them at this time.”

Schwartz informed the newsroom of her decision to leave WFLD this morning, station sources say.

“[WFLD general manager] Mike Renda has been a great friend and leader; I will miss him and the talented FOX 32 team but am confident they will continue the momentum in breaking news and delivering relevant reports that impact the people of Chicago,” Schwartz said. Read more