Carlson worked at WBBM for 10 years before she was released from her contract in March. She began her television career at Chicago CW affiliate WGN, where she was a traffic reporter, in 1995. She went on to work as a reporter at ABC O&O WLS before she joined WBBM, where she would work in a variety of roles before eventually taking over at the morning anchor desk.
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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.
WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo ventured into enemy territory Monday, reporting from Boston ahead of game three of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Like any good guest, Tomasulo did not arrive empty-handed. As a result, Tomasulo made some new friends … and some new enemies. (Video after the jump.)
Lewis joined WNYW in 2010 as a general assignment reporter. Since January, he has anchored the station’s early morning newscast alongside Juliet Huddy. Lewis has also worked at WGN in Chicago and KTVK in Phoenix.
WNYW will rotate reporters and anchors to fill in on the early morning newscast until a new co-anchor is named.
It’s National Hug an Anchor Day, and anchors across the country are getting a little love from colleagues, fans, random people in parking lots and people in tomato costumes. Here’s a sample of how a few stations are celebrating.
KXRM in Colorado Springs enlisted the Fazoli’s mascot to help them celebrate:
According to Lambiet, Fanjul wants to “seek other opportunities.” The departure comes seven months after Fanjul was was moved from weekday mornings to weekend evenings at WPEC. His last broadcast was Sunday.
Chicago anchor and reporter Marty McNeeley, who worked on-air for WGN’s 9:00 p.m. news in the 1970s and 80s and was host of the station’s “Creature Features” show, has died.
McNeeley was born in Youngstown, OH, and worked in radio and TV in Cleveland, Detroit and, after leaving Chicago, at ABC Radio in New York.
A station spokesperson told the Chicago Sun-Times McNeeley died of complications from Alzheimer’s at the age of 86.
Two years ago, WGN reporter Marcella Raymond reached viral fame by taking out a nine-year-old kid while sledding down a hill in one of her reports. This week, she got back on a sled and took another shot, this time on live TV.
“The last time I did this, I just have to say, and they run this video all the time,” said the reporter for Chicago’s CW affiliate. “I took out a nine-year-old. So I’m going to try not to do that this time.”
Raymond made it down the hill safely. Though, this attempt seemed to lack the drama of the last attempt. But Raymond seemed pleased. “That’s awesome!” said Raymond. “And I didn’t kill myself. I’m here and I didn’t hurt anybody!”
You can see the video of her taking out the kid after the jump. Read more