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WBBM Adds Three Hours of Weekend News

WBBM_CBS2_logoChicago CBS owned station WBBM is adding three hours of news on the weekends.

Starting September 13, the station will expand its 10:00 p.m.weekend show to one hour while a new 5:00 to 6:00 a.m. show will be added on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

“Local news is becoming more important on the weekends,” president and GM of WBBM, Marty Wilke, said in a statement. “By adding three additional hours of news, we will have more time to tell our viewers what’s happening in and around Chicago.”

Jim Williams and Mai Martinez will anchor the expanded 10:00 p.m. show while Marissa Bailey and weather anchor Ed Curran will anchor the morning shows.

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WBBM Expands Sunday Morning Newscast

WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago, is adding an hour to its Sunday morning newscast beginning next month.

“September 22 marks one year since our return to weekend morning news and viewers have responded,” news director Jeff Kiernan said in a statement. “Adding an hour to our Sunday morning broadcast underscores our commitment to serving our community.”

The expanded newscast will begin one hour earlier, at 6 a.m., and will continue to be anchored by Marissa Bailey with reporter Courtney Gousman and meteorologist Ed Curran. The newscast, which airs immediately before ratings powerhouse “CBS Sunday Morning,” has given the station its best ratings on Sunday morning since the advent of Nielsen’s Local People Meters, according to WBBM.

WBBM Launches Weekend Morning Newscasts

Chicago CBS O&O WBBM is bringing back weekend morning newscasts, Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder reports.

“It’s an important time period that serves a lot of news viewers,” WBBM president-GM Bruno Cohen told Feder. “We reluctantly left it several years ago for financial reasons and we’re glad to restore the service.”

Beginning September 22, Marissa Bailey (pictured) will anchor the hourlong newscast, which will air at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Bailey will be joined by meteorologist Ed Curran and freelance reporter Courtney Gousman.

Meteorologist Ed Curran Returns to WBBM

Meteorologist Ed Curran has returned to WBBM, Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder reports.

Curran, a veteran Chicago meteorologist, left the CBS O&O in 2010 in a contract dispute. He returned this week on a freelance basis, filling in for morning meterologist Megan Glaros. He will also appear on the Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts this weekend.

“It’s wonderful to be invited back to fill in at WBBM,” Curran told Feder. “Visiting the station Tuesday, and coming in to work on Wednesday, I got a really warm reception from all my friends there. So many of these people have had such a positive impact on my career in TV.”