Full Spectrum receives NBCUniversal Foundation grant

Chicago’s Full Spectrum Features has received a generous award from the NBCUniversal Foundation to support their Chicago Independent Producers Lab, a partnership with the Chicago Film Office. The Chicago Independent Producers Lab broadens the professional networks and producing expertise of participants through a series of hands-on workshops and one-on-one sessions with local and national industry … Continue reading “Full Spectrum receives NBCUniversal Foundation grant”

NBC orders Chicago Fire alum pilot to series

Charlie Barnett, who was featured on Chicago Fire for its first three seasons and currently plays Alan Zaveri on the Netflix comedy series Russian Doll, co-stars in the new drama NBC Ordinary Joe, which was just ordered to series. The new series explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character after he makes a … Continue reading “NBC orders Chicago Fire alum pilot to series”

NBC Chicago launches docuseries “Vaccinated State”

Amid continued questions about the Coronavirus vaccine in Illinois, NBC Chicago explores the issues and response to one of the most sought-after medicines of our lifetime in a new docuseries, Vaccinated State. Vaccinated State launched Sunday, February 21, on NBC Chicago’s Roku and Apple TV channels, documents the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois, … Continue reading “NBC Chicago launches docuseries “Vaccinated State””

NBC 5 & Telemundo Chicago grant applications are open

NBC 5 Chicago/WMAQ, Telemundo Chicago/WSNS and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will present their Project Innovation grant challenge in Chicago for a fourth consecutive year when grant applications open on January 8, 2021.   Local nonprofits that are helping to move communities forward by encouraging a culture of equity and inclusion, creating pathways for individuals to … Continue reading “NBC 5 & Telemundo Chicago grant applications are open”

Susan Carlson leaves NBC-5 to focus on family

Who hasn’t had a crush at one time or another on Susan Carlson, who has been one of the queens of local news for 29 years. Some of the Reel Chicago team never missed her morning broadcast before moving to LA. Now, the beloved anchor has announced, via Twitter, that she will be leaving NBC-owned … Continue reading “Susan Carlson leaves NBC-5 to focus on family”

NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more

NBC is celebrating a November to remember as America’s most-loved dramas make their highly anticipated season debuts the week of Nov. 9-13, including a two-hour premiere of This Is Us (Nov. 10) and all three Chicago series (Nov. 11). In addition, Law & Order: SVU (Nov. 12) will return for its record-extending 22nd season that same … Continue reading “NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more”

Emmy nominee Meagan Fitzgerald joins NBC News’ Chicago Bureau

David Verdi,  NBC News SVP of Worldwide News Gathering announced that three-time Emmy nominee, correspondent Meagan Fitzgerald will now be based in Chicago, reporting across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. Meagan comes from NBC4 in Washington D.C. where she co-anchored the weekend editions of News4 TODAY. While at NBC4, Meagan was the first reporter at … Continue reading “Emmy nominee Meagan Fitzgerald joins NBC News’ Chicago Bureau”

Chicagoan Stefan Holt returns to anchor NBC 5 News

Stefan Holt, son of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, will be relocating to the Chicago area with his family to anchor NBC 5 News at 4pm and 10pm on weekdays. NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ today announced a series of changes to its weekday midday, afternoon and evening anchor lineup. Anchor Stefan Holt will return … Continue reading “Chicagoan Stefan Holt returns to anchor NBC 5 News”

NBC 5 Chicago announces new anchor desk lineup

Michelle Relerford to join fellow Chicagoan Zoraida Sambolin on NBC 5 News Today. WMAQ-TV today announced a series of changes behind the anchor desk at NBC Tower. Michelle Relerford will join Zoraida Sambolin as anchor weekdays on NBC 5 News Today. She is a Chicago native who has anchored the NBC 5 weekend news for … Continue reading “NBC 5 Chicago announces new anchor desk lineup”

Chicago’s Jane Lynch to host ‘Weakest Link’ on NBC

NBC is bringing back hit British import and international game show phenomenon Weakest Link, co-produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm and Universal Television Alternative Studio. The network has greenlit 13 episodes of the rapid-fire quiz show and Chicago’s own, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning host and actress Jane Lynch, (Hollywood Game Night, The … Continue reading “Chicago’s Jane Lynch to host ‘Weakest Link’ on NBC”

Lil Rel brings big laughs to NBC’s ‘Small Fortune’

NBC has named Chicago comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery as host of the new game show, Small Fortune. Howery, who will also serve as executive producer, joins the pint-sized series that will offer contestants the opportunity to amass large sums of money on the smallest of scales. “I’m really excited to host this … Continue reading “Lil Rel brings big laughs to NBC’s ‘Small Fortune’”

NBC Sports presents Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again

On the date of the originally-scheduled 2020 Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports will celebrate the traditions of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” with its enhanced presentation of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 – Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again – this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. The enhanced race broadcast will feature a new pre-race program from … Continue reading “NBC Sports presents Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again”