WGN’s Gousman moves to anchor chair in Cleveland

1+ Great news for WGN-TV reporter Courtney Gousman. The general assignment reporter will be moving to Cleveland, where she’ll anchor the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows. “When I returned home to Chicago 8 years ago, I never thought I’d be writing a post like this … But life is filled with surprises,” … Continue reading “WGN’s Gousman moves to anchor chair in Cleveland”

WGN America announces ‘News Nation’ team

3+ WGN America, Nexstar’s cable network, has announced the official weekday and weekend anchor lineup for its live newscast, News Nation. The three-hour nightly news show will debut Sept. 1 and will be led by a team of journalists from WGN-TV, the Nexstar station in Chicago and across the country. The team will be led … Continue reading “WGN America announces ‘News Nation’ team”

WGN Reporter assaulted during live shoot

5+ Over the last four years, it has become increasingly acceptable in some circles to assault and threaten journalists and on-air reporters. Of course, when you are egged on and visibly supported by the most powerful man in the country to do so, why not right? WGN reporter Gaynor Hall was delivering a weather update … Continue reading “WGN Reporter assaulted during live shoot”

WGN names first female anchor team for Midday

3+ WGN, the Nexstar flagship in Chicago, has announced that Julie Unruh will join Dina Bair as co-anchor, making them the first female duo to lead the WGN Midday News. She replaces Steve Sanders, who retired after a 37-year career at the station. In addition to her anchor duties, Unruh will continue to provide in-depth reporting for … Continue reading “WGN names first female anchor team for Midday”

WGN America to launch prime-time ‘News Nation’

6+ Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, which reaches approximately 75 million U.S. TV households, will begin airing a live daily three-hour national newscast called News Nation this summer. News Nation will air in prime-time, from 8 pm ET to 11 pm ET, and will draw on the … Continue reading “WGN America to launch prime-time ‘News Nation’”

WGN starts taping Wrigley Field 2014 centennial doc

WGN-TV has started production on a two-hour special to mark Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in 2014, by traveling to tape interviews with great Cubs of the past, including one in Dallas with former Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux.  

Station officials declined to comment on the anniversary show, possibly because it’s too early in the game to provide any conclusive details.  

Meet ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ showrunner Misha Green

0 HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which was filmed at Cinespace Studios, debuts on August 16. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago … Continue reading “Meet ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ showrunner Misha Green”

‘Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago’ lineup

2+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the lineup of Chicago and national celebrities who have come together to celebrate and pay tribute to the over 35,000 graduating high school seniors across Chicago. “Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago.” is a live, commercial-free 60-minute ceremony hosted and co-created by the City of Chicago and Citadel … Continue reading “‘Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago’ lineup”

Mayor Lightfoot has two words for Trump – “F U”

6+ During a press conference held today, Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at President Donald Trump for his tweet which promoted violence against Minneapolis protestors angered over the killing of George Floyd. The Mayor, who is never one to hold back said, “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot has two words for Trump – “F U””

Lizzo covers ‘All Together Now’ in first Messenger spot

9+ “See You Here” is Leo Burnett’s first major campaign for Messenger, developed in partnership with Facebook’s Creative X team. For the campaign’s off-platform debut, Leo Burnett conceived and created the short film, “Pictures”—drawing inspiration from people’s real-life experiences to showcase the real-life benefits of the new video chat platform. The energetic work is part … Continue reading “Lizzo covers ‘All Together Now’ in first Messenger spot”

Pam Zekman among those laid off at WBBM CBS-2

2+ The economic impact of Covid-19 has hit CBS News and its Chicago affiliate WBBM CBS-2 in a big way. After 39 years of delivering award-winning investigative stories, iconic Pam Zekman was laid off. Zekman shared two Pulitzer prizes for her work at the Chicago Tribune, from 1971 to 1976, and the Sun-Times, from 1976 … Continue reading “Pam Zekman among those laid off at WBBM CBS-2”

Chicago one of Hub cities being considered for NHL

1+ With a season completely dismantled on March 12 due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL is considering a plan that would bring the Stanley Cup Playoffs to NBC and the NBC Sports Network in late July and early August to replace the hole the now-canceled summer Olympics have left. During a 15-minute … Continue reading “Chicago one of Hub cities being considered for NHL”

A CITY AT WAR: CHICAGO Chicagoland during WW II

1+ A CITY AT WAR: CHICAGO, narrated by legendary journalist Bill Kurtis, is a comprehensive telling of nearly everything that happened in Chicagoland during World War II.  This one-hour documentary won the 2018 Chicago International Television Festival Gold Plaque Award for best nonfiction program, and is currently airing on more than 130 public television stations … Continue reading “A CITY AT WAR: CHICAGO Chicagoland during WW II”

Kanye West buys childhood South Shore home

3+ Yeezy is coming back to his South Shore neighborhood. Or at least he has his old house. Kanye West, also known as the Louis Vuitton Don, has recently purchased his childhood home in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood for $225,000. West’s mother, Donda West, purchased the 1,600 square foot home located at 7815 S. South … Continue reading “Kanye West buys childhood South Shore home”