John Owens joins WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, as a programing producer on the station’s creative services programming team.
When I get press releases about ratings performances from local TV stations, I reply asking the station to put their performance into context. Why did your station do well do you think? Did you do anything differently in marketing or content? Here’s how WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, answered those questions.
Chicago Live Again features highlights from Navy Pier’s event, including performances by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago Children’s Choir, and Broadway in Chicago’s Production of Disney’s Frozen Among Performances.
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.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an Executive Director, Technology at WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an executive director, technology at WLS in Chicago.
Not many high school graduates can boast that Oprah Winfrey gave the commencement address at their graduation. But 35,000 seniors graduating from Chicago high schools will remember that Oprah was there, virtually anyway.
WLS created a video of 41 musicians, 13 dancers and one singer performing separately and then mixed them all together for a rousing performance of Frank Sinatra’s Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town).
“As the need has doubled and even tripled locally in recent weeks, knowing this campaign will help provide millions of dollars in groceries for our neighbors statewide when they need us most is simply incredible—there’s never been a more important, impactful time for a campaign like this than right now,” said Julie Yurko, Northern Illinois Food Bank’s president.