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Discussion in 'Chicago News' started by ChiCubsFan, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    WGN are hiring good people. That is until Sinclair takes over.
     
  2. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    Lauren's move to 'GN was like the worst-kept secret in Chicago...at least in my own head.
     
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  3. jase

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    Lauren got a raw deal from WMAQ. She was seen as one of their 'future stars,' but when it became clear that she wasn't going to get a weekday spot anytime soon (if ever), she moved on. It seems like no one wants to work weekends at WMAQ nor do they want to 'wait their turn.' Patience is not a virtue for them.
     
  4. Georgie56

    Georgie56 News Director

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    Adam Hoge from WGN Radio is doing sports for Pat Tomasulo this morning.
     
  5. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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  6. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    New reporter. She comes from KMOV...

     
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  8. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    Tom Negovan and Lourdes Duarte are in for Mark and Micah tonight. Is Tom the primary fill-in for Mark now, or is it usually Ben? Or is it a mix of both?
     
  9. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    Not sure, but Lourdes also anchored with Steve at midday, so I'd be surprised if she'd do the whole evening slate.
     
  10. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    Maybe we'll have Julie Unruh? WGN isn't exactly known for doing solo weekday newscasts.
     
  11. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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    The only time I see them do a solo broadcast, is if when they air the late news after a primetime sporting event, and that's only if it runs late.
     
  12. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    It is Tom Negovan and Julie tonight; however, with a severe weather outbreak in progress, Tom Skilling and Mike Hamernik were anchoring coverage with very sporadic segments featuring the anchors. The actual news/top stories kicked off at 9:13pm.
     
  13. Spring Rubber

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    One thing I've noticed is that whenever the Cubs are in Milwaukee, WGN uses the full opener at the start of the broadcast. All other road games and all home games use the abbreviated opener that they started using a season or two ago.

    I'm not sure if that's the decision of the director or the technical director or whoever, but I like it. It's kinda funny that they actually have a full opener made for the 2017 season, but it's only used by the production crew in Milwaukee.
     
  14. Georgie56

    Georgie56 News Director

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    Maybe it's because Milwaukee is basically a Chicago suburb.
     
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  15. Chicago News Boy

    Chicago News Boy Assistant News Director

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    It appears that way as of recent. Tom has been the primary sub quite frequently recently.
     
  16. Spring Rubber

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    This past week, Ben and Lourdes filled in for Mark and Micah for the entire week. Tom Negovan remained in the field all week.
     
  17. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    Julie Unruh, too. I get they're trying to push the 4 o'clock team, but it's kinda odd that they didn't put anyone else on to fill at least a couple hours.
     
  18. Spring Rubber

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    Looks like WGN used the entire weather staff today. I assume Morgan did the 4-6am. I saw Paul did the 6-10am, Jim did the 11am-1pm. Tom did the 5pm-7pm, and Demetrius is doing the late news after the Sox game. I have no idea who did the 4-5pm. I'd guess Jim or Tom, but I have no idea.
     
  19. alex979

    alex979 Primary Anchor

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    It was Ivory at 4. I think Demetrius has been handling most of the late post-baseball newscasts this summer. I'm glad WGN moved him up... really enjoy his forecasts.
     

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