Most people who work in local TV marketing come to the position by happenstance. A new program at the NBC/Telemundo owned stations fast tracks candidates with the right stuff to step right into a position at their stations. “We really should be growing our own,” said Dianne Hannes, creative services director at WMAQ, NBC’s Chicago O&O.
Chicago’s WMAQ positions its news chopper, Sky 5, as above it all. Here are a couple new promos. Diane Hannes, the station’s VP of creative services, sent these along inspired by the Market Share two-part series, Marketing Local TV News Choppers.
Creating History will feature six individuals and how they are leaving their mark on the world through compassion for others.
The victims of sex trafficking are from every race, religion, neighborhood and ZIP code. Sold for Sex: A WGN News Special shows how some women survived the sex trade.
Expect traffic delays around Chicago’s WGN studios tomorrow morning as viewers will be driving up and dropping off toys as part of WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive. Last year, viewers and companies donated over 25,000 toys.
The idea of having your morning news team appear at night might seem crazy on the surface of it. But the WGN Morning News is not your typical news program. Chicago’s top-rated morning news team will present a two-hour, live primetime special tomorrow night starting at 7. Expect a few surprises.
The school superintendent for one of the smaller districts in Illinois was about to retire with a $1.7 million dollar buyout, in addition to his $400,000 yearly compensation. His district has only 1,100 students. Luckily for taxpayers, Dane Placko, an investigative reporter for WFLD in Chicago, confronted the school board. “All I know is that if we hadn’t gone down there and confronted the board about this contract and this payout that he was due, I don’t think anyone who had the capacity to actually look into it would have asked any questions.”
Backstory with Larry Potash on explores the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. On this Sunday night’s episode, Backstory with Larry Potash reveals a Chicago connection tied to the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.
Tom Skilling started on WGN in Chicago on Aug. 13, 1978. And today, WGN celebrates Skilling’s 40-year legacy all day, culminating in a very special career retrospective video on WGN News at Nine.