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.
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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
Miller told Time Out Chicago‘s Robert Feder, “I am excited to embark upon this wonderful opportunity with IDOT. The agency continues to move forward with cutting-edge ideas and initiatives. I am thrilled to be able to apply the skills I obtained during my tenure in television news to this challenging role.”
Shortly after 11amET/8amPT, Benedict XVI departed the Vatican for the last time as Pope. Local stations in the top five markets broadcast special coverage of his departure and flight to Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican’s vacation retreat.
ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas broadcast national coverage from their affiliated networks of the Pope’s final farewell.
Fox News Channel’s Rick Folbaum anchored a special report that was broadcast on the Fox O&Os. KTTV in Los Angeles incorporated coverage of the farewell address into the morning newscast, anchored by Steve Edwards, instead of taking the national report.
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Without national coverage to broadcast, CW affiliates produced their own special reports. Sukanya Krishnan and Frances Rivera anchored on WPIX in New York City, Frank Buckley and Michaela Pereira anchored on KTLA in Los Angeles, and Steve Sanders and Dina Bair anchored on WGN in Chicago.
Cortney Hall will be the new morning anchor at CLTV, Tribune’s regional cable news channel in Chicago.
Hall joins CLTV from WKMG in Orlando, where she was the morning reporter. She has previously worked for WCIA in Champaign, Ill. and as a producer at Bloomberg News in New York.
Tossing to the newscast’s first weather report, Jordan and co-anchor Jackie Bange were talking about the unseasonably warm weather with Jordan saying, “and Chicagoans took advantage of the rare weather today,” he then stumbled as if trying to remember the name of the market viewers were seeing on screen. “Shopping at the…uhm…is that the Kristallnacht center there in Dailey Plaza?”
A number of tweets popped up after the anchor’s flub with viewers asking if they heard what they thought they heard. One such tweet was answered by the station saying, “we reviewed the tape..sounds like a jumble of both. Bob is a student of history, certainly knows the difference. Just a mistake” You can see the screen grab of the tweet after the jump. Read more
WGN news director Greg Caputo has some explaining to do after the CW affiliate’s Friday morning newscast, when anchors Robin Baumgarten and Larry Potash spent several minutes reporting on a staged plane crash as if it were breaking news. Caputo talks about the incident with the Chicago Tribune, which like WGN is owned by Tribune Co.:
Channel 9 news director Greg Caputo said the station’s helicopter “was close by and was the first news helicopter to arrive on the scene. Based on police radio traffic, several officers in the area were similarly alarmed that there was a plane crash. We contacted Chicago police, Chicago fire, and the FAA seeking information. All of those public agencies said they had no knowledge of a plane crash. But none of them said that it was a scene from a movie.
“Our previous experience with movies and TV shows filming in Chicago is that they inform the community that something is happening,” he added. “Since we had no such advisory, our news team began to describe the scene they could see from our helicopter shot. Other major stations in Chicago were on network news at that time.” Read more