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Stefan Holt Moves to Weekday Mornings at WMAQ

WMAQ‘s Stefan Holt has been named weekday morning anchor at the NBC O&O, Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder reports.

Holt, who currently anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is the son of NBC News anchor Lester Holt. Starting Monday, he will anchor the 4:30 – 7 a.m. weekday newscasts.

“Since joining us last June, Stefan has distinguished himself both in the field and on the anchor desk,” WMAQ station manager Frank Whittaker wrote in a memo to staffers obtained by Feder. “His reassuring style and pleasant personality are a perfect fit for our morning team.”

Rob Elgas, who currently helms WMAQ’s early morning newscasts, will take over as co-anchor of the weekday 4:30 p.m. newscasts.

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Zoraida Sambolin Leaves WMAQ for CNN

Zoraida Sambolin, an early morning anchor on NBC owned-and-operated WMAQ in Chicago, is leaving the station to join CNN.

Sambolin is expected to make the move in mid-November, according to Time Out Chicago. She has been with WMAQ for nine years.

“We all know how passionate Zoraida is about the stories we cover and the communities we serve,” WMAQ vice president Frank Whittaker wrote in a memo to staffers obtained by Time Out Chicago. “We will miss that passion and her dynamic personality.”

Sambolin currently anchors from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays, alongside Rob Elgas. A search for her successor will begin immediately, WMAQ said.