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WGN Announces Morning Show Expansion and Changes to On-Air Lineup

Chicago CW affiliate WGN has announced changes to its on-air lineup and an expanded morning news.

Starting September 3, Dan Ponce will join Erin McElroy as co-anchor of the WGN Morning News at 4:00 and 5:00 a.m. Before coming to WGN in 2010, Ponce was a reporter at the Chicago ABC owned station WLS.

“News, music and humor – there’s only one newscast in the city where I can do all three,” said Ponce in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be joining Chicago’s most popular morning TV team.  It’s going to be a big adjustment waking up that early, but anchoring with Erin McElroy every day will make it well worth it.” Read more

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WGN Anchor Squirms as Man Hammers Nail into His Nose During Live Shot

When WGN anchors Robin Baumgarten and Frank Holland tossed to feature reporter Ana Belaval for her “Around Town” segment, they probably had little idea they would leave viewers of the Chicago CW affiliate morning show wondering which was more entertaining, seeing a man hammer a nail into his nose or listening to Baumgarten freaking out about it. Watch the video after the jump.

The segment started out with Belaval saying, “I’m holding a nail and he’s holding a hammer. This never turns out good,” while standing next to Joe Diamond, a local magician.

Viewers watched Diamond at work while hearing things like, “It’s on TV!” or “Oh God! Come on,” and “Gross! Stop!” from Baumgarten back in the studio. By the time he pulled the nail out, Baumgarten had turned around with her back to camera and even Belaval had checked out. See the video inside. Read more

On the Move, 9/28/11

Kristen Drew joins KXTV in Sacramento as a reporter from WLKY in Louisville.

Frank Holland joins WGN in Chicago as an anchor-reporter from WDIV in Detroit.

Joel Brown joins WTVD in Durham, NC as an anchor-reporter from correspondent at CBS Newspath in Washington, D.C.

Ray Villeda will be joining KXAS in Dallas as a reporter from WFSB in Hartford, CT. Read more

WDIV’s Frank Holland Named Anchor at WGN

Frank Holland, who has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at Detroit’s WDIV for the past two years, is joining Chicago’s WGN as the morning co-anchor.

Holland will anchor the CW affiliate’s 4 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. broadcasts alongside Erin McElroy beginning September 12. WGN — which launched the early-morning broadcast about a month ago — has had Tom Negovan in the anchor chair on an interim basis while the station searched for a permanent anchor. Erin McElroy (formerly known as Erin Mendez) was assigned the 4 a.m. broadcast in April.

“We look forward to adding Frank to our AM team of personalities and we know our viewers will appreciate Frank’s energy and passion for good story-telling,” WGN news director Greg Caputo said in a statement.

Prior to joining WDIV, Holland was a general assignment reporter at News 12 Westchester in New York and WMGM in Atlantic City. He started his career in Fairbanks, AK, working at KTVF and KUAC.