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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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WLS Sends Injured Anchor ‘Get Well Wishes’

WLS_01-09-2014_16.18.49During yesterday’s 4:00 p.m. news on Chicago’s WLS, Linda Yu‘s co-anchor Alan Krashesky updated viewers on Yu’s condition.

“We did talk to her this afternoon. She’s in good spirits,” said the anchor for the ABC owned station. “She’s actually grateful for all your good wishes, the messages you’ve been sending. We do hope to have her back as soon as she recovers from her surgery.”

Krashesky said Yu will soon undergo a second surgery after breaking her left leg in a traffic accident last weekend.

Kathy Brock, who was filling in for Yu at 4:00 p.m. added, “And the really good news about this if there is any good news, she broke her leg in Florida.”

Chicago Anchor Recovering from Accident

linda-yu-304WLS is giving anchor Linda Yu time to recover from surgery.

According to Chicago media writer Robert Feder, the anchor for the ABC owned station may have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Feder writes Yu “was out of town when the accident happened, according to colleagues at WLS-Channel 7.”

>UPDATE: Yu posted a message to viewers on her facebook page.

Yu anchors the station’s 4:00 p.m. newscast alongside Alan Krashesky.

Sylvia Perez No Longer with WLS

TVSpy has confirmed 11:00am anchor Sylvia Perez is no longer with WLS.

Perez had been with the ABC owned Chicago station for 24 years.  She was the co-anchor of the 11:00am news and the station’s medical reporter.

Last week, the station announced it was dropping the 11:00am show and replacing it with “Windy City LIVE,” a locally produced show. The move was spurred by WLS’ acquisition of “Live with Michael and Kelly,” which will air at 9:00am.

According to Chicagoland Radio and Media, Perez was not going to have her contract renewed in September. She has not been on-air since Thursday. Her former 11:00am co-anchor, Linda Yu, will continue to anchor the 4:00pm news.

Perez started at WLS in 1989.  Before coming to WLS, she worked in Houston and Amarillo, TX, Denver, and Lawton, OK.

WLS Adds ‘Live With Kelly and Michael,’ Drops 11 a.m. Newscast

WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, is dropping its 11 a.m. newscast after more than 20 years this fall, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder.

The cancellation is because WLS has acquired the syndicated “Live With Kelly and Michael,” which has previously aired in Chicago on CW affiliate WGN. Beginning in the fall, WLS will air “Live” at 9 a.m. The locally produced “Windy City Live” will shift to 11 a.m., displacing the newscast, which has been anchored by Linda Yu and Sylvia Perez since its 1992 debut.

WLS will launch a web-only newscast that will air at noon, “ABC 7 to Go,” WLS president and general manager John Idler said.

“ABC 7 News is one of our greatest strengths and we’re parlaying that resource to meet the changing needs of our audience with ‘ABC 7 to Go,’ ” Idler said in a statement. “There’s no question ‘Windy City Live’ has also become a dynamic part of Chicago – creating a buzz, attracting a loyal following and keeping morning viewers entertained. By incorporating the resources and reach of ABC 7 News, ‘Windy City Live’ will give viewers another reason to watch.”

Feder reports that the Tribune Broadcasting-owned WGN will replace “Live” with a sixth hour of the morning newscast.

Local Chicago Stations Cover Politics, Protests at NATO Summit

Chicago stations were in overdrive this weekend covering the ongoing NATO Summit, which continues today at McCormick Place.

WFLD‘s Bob Sirrot and Robin Robinson co-anchored an hour-long newscast at 5 p.m. Sunday on the Fox O&O. Political editor Mike Flannery‘s regular Sunday morning newscast was expanded to an hour this weekend.

On NBC O&O WMAQ, weekday anchors Stefan Holt and Daniella Guzman anchored a special 11 a.m. newscast on Sunday. WMAQ also expanded its 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts, anchored by Allison Rosati and Rob Stafford, to an hour. Read more