WLS in Chicago is airing a half-hour special to celebrate the people and the stories that comprise the LGBTQ+ tapestry in Chicago, while also exploring some of the top-of-mind issues important to the community.
Cheryl Burton, an anchor/reporter for WLS Chicago, presented Cheryl Burton Lindblom Scholarships to two students from her alma mater, Lindblom Math and Science Academy. Each received $5,000 towards the college of their choice.
WGN, Nexstar’s independent station in Chicago, recently launched, WGN News Now, digital-only newscasts providing news and weather updates each weekday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. (en Español) and 3 p.m.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a lead broadcast engineer in Chicago and a chief engineer in Savannah, Ga.
WGN America, which will be rebranded on Monday, March 1st, to NewsNation, has announced some promotions and hires to its creative team in Chicago.
The process, from start to finish, took about five months. The station used light painting photography to capture the flavor of real Chicago, beyond what the tourists see.
For Jonathan Killian, NewsNation’s new VP for creative marketing and brand communications, one one of the first challenges is helping viewers find the fledgling national newscast, whose brand of center-of-the-road news has been slow to get off the ground with viewers.
WGN’s daily morning news show has had a decade-long ratings reign among 25-54-year-olds in Chicago. Its successful formula is a humor-laden, laid-back news take drawing on the long relationship between its veteran anchors.
TV stations owned by Weigel, Nexstar, Sinclair, Gray, Tegna, Hearst, and Sunbeam in markets all over the country are responding to help those in need in their communities with food, toys, clothing, rent assistance and even restaurants hit by the pandemic.
If I were marooned on a tropical deserted island, and had good WiFi, I could keep track of what’s happening in cities and towns all across America all the time on Facebook thanks to local TV.