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The Start of a Trend? WFLD Said to Be Launching Fast-Paced News Show at 4:00 p.m.

wfld32Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports FOX owned station WFLD is launching a new style news show at 4:00 p.m.

Tipsters tell TVSpy, the show, will be called Chicago Rush Hour and will be anchored by Jeff Herndon and Dawn Hasbrouck. We hear it will be a fast-paced news show with conversational elements. A debut date has not been set.

This comes on the heels of Scripps owned stations launching shows with a similar description based around the title the NOW. 

the Now has launched or will soon launch in Denver (KMGH), Cincinnati (WCPO), Detroit (WXYZ), Kansas City (KSHB), Phoenix (KNXV), Tampa (WFTS), West Palm Beach (WPTV) and Cleveland (WEWS). Scripps says the NOW’s “upbeat, fast-paced style brings viewers nonstop weather coverage and the very latest on developing stories from the studio and in the streets.”

San Francisco CBS owned station KPIX recently launched a similar show on its CW affiliate KBCW. That show is aimed at a younger audience and features traditional news and reports on what’s trending in social media.

There’s no word if FOX is planning on rolling the new format on its other owned stations.

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On the Move, 3/10/14

Anaridis Rodriguez joins The Weather Channel’s new morning show, “America’s Morning Headquarters,” as news anchor. Rodriguez comes from WWLP in Springfield, Mass.

Will Ripley has joined CNN International as a Tokyo-based correspondent. Previously, Ripley worked as an anchor and reporter at KUSA in Denver.

Lisa Kerney joins ESPN from WCBS in New York City, where she was a sports anchor and reporter.

Simone Boyce joins WNYW in New York City as an entertainment reporter. Boyce previously worked as a film correspondent for Epix. Read more

Changes at Chicago’s WFLD as Veteran Anchor Robin Robinson Shifts Into New Role

 

WFLD evening anchor Robin Robinson is shifting into a new role at the Chicago Fox O&O, setting off a domino effect of changes to the station’s morning and evening newscasts.

Robinson, who has anchored WFLD’s evening newscast since the station launched local news in 1987, will be the host and principal correspondent for the recently-launched “Chicago at the Tipping Point” series of reports. WFLD’s Mike Flannery will serve as the co-host of the series.

“I will miss interacting every weeknight with the wonderfully engaged and informed Chicago news audience, it has been an honor and privilege,” Robinson said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing and even expanding a tradition of reporting stories that explore the issues, challenges and solutions that strive to make a difference in our lives.”

News of Robinson’s new role comes after days of speculation about her future at the station. Her departure from the anchor desk was first reported by Chicago media reporter Robert Feder.

Replacing Robinson on the evening anchor desk will be Dawn Hasbrouck, who currently anchors the morning newscasts at WFLD alongside Corey McPherrin. Hasbrouck’s first day on the evening newscast will be November 28.

Hasbrouck and McPherrin will be replaced on “Good Day Chicago” by Melody Mendez and Jon Kelly, who are joining the station from Denver and San Francisco, respectively. Mendez comes from KDVR, where she is an anchor and reporter, and Kelly comes from KNTV, where he is co-anchor of the morning newscast. The pair will anchor alongside Natalie Bomke, who joined WFLD last month. Read more

Natalie Bomke Joins WFLD as Co-Anchor of ‘Good Day Chicago’

Natalie Bomke is joining WFLD, the Fox owned station in Chicago, as co-anchor of the morning newscast. Bomke replaces Kori Chambers, who recently left WFLD to join WPIX in New York City.

It is a move within Fox for Bomke, who has been the morning anchor at KRIV in Houston for the past three years. Prior to that, she worked at KTXL in Sacramento and WICD in Champaign, Ill. She began her career as a general assignment reporter at WICS in her hometown of Springfield, Ill.

News of Bomke’s hire was first reported by FTVLive.

A station spokesperson said Bomke’s first day will be September 30. She will anchor “Good Day Chicago” from 5 to 7 a.m. alongside Dawn Hasbrouck.

Revamping ‘Good Day Chicago,’ WFLD Begins Work on New Set, Tries Radio Simulcast

It was a busy day at Chicago’s WFLD on Thursday. As 10 technicians were notified that their positions were being eliminated, the Fox O&O started work on a brand-new studio space that is set to be completed this summer.

The new set, which will have an open look allowing anchors and reporters to roam throughout the WFLD newsroom, is part of the station’s effort to revamp its “Good Day Chicago” morning show, currently anchored by Kori Chambers and Dawn Hasbrouck in the early morning and Anna Davlantes and Corey McPherrin from 7-10 a.m.

On Thursday, “Good Day Chicago” tried out a simulcast with WTMX-FM‘s popular morning program “Eric and Kathy,” and sources say that this could become a regular feature of the show as WFLD tries to lure local viewers away from the network morning shows.

During the simulcast (video after the jump), WTMX Eric and Kathy grilled Davlantes on her recent decision to get eloped.

“If you don’t adapt in this business, you die,” one source at WFLD told TVSpy about the planned changes. Read more