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Discussion in 'Chicago News' started by ChiCubsFan, Nov 1, 2014.
This is the high-level workplace drama I watch these channels for.
I think the easy answer is that Steve had a good run (15 yrs.) as principal anchor and it's time for someone else/new to sit in the big chair. Without question, it should be Negovan. He and Micah have pretty good chemistry and he has earned the spot over everyone else there.
Hahaha. Amor para Mark en WGN Telenovelas.
Is it just me, or does it look like some of the old news set is being used for Pat's show?
That desk platform is definitely from the old set, and that looks like the demo area from the old set, too.
Yep, that's studio 3. The desk is where the interview area used to be. A lot of remnants from the old news set are there if you look closely. Overall, it looks pretty good for a weekly half hour show.
For sure. Heck, I'm not sure they even moved those pieces. Still, it looks pretty snazzy.
Morgan Kolkmeyer doing the weather at 9pm tonight, Man of the People debuting at 10... the morning news is taking over this station.
Here's the first episode of Man of the People. Overall, I liked it, and the station liked the ratings, though it is only week one. They also gave it a second airing at 11 on Sunday night.
That was actually pretty good.
WGN is using the hashtag #WGNSnow for this event. It keeps confusing me because my eyes read it as #WGNnow - like some sort of instant-access news service or something.
WGN’s news hashtags have always been “#WGN_______”
Demetrius Ivory is in tonight, and Sean Lewis is filling in for Tahman. Interesting group.
Every TV personality needs a bitter enemy.
WGN has found its replacement for Mark Suppelsa.... and he’s from Portland. Whoa.
KGW’s Joe Donlon will reportedly join the station this spring, if all goes as planned. I really thought they were going to promote from within...
What the heck...definitely didn't see this coming.
Color me shocked. The first thing I do when new folks are hired in this town is Google them, and check out a few videos. I can establish that WGN is getting a very solid, seasoned pro with a good sense of humor and personality. What's coming as a surprise, though, is just how seasoned he is. Through a little browsing on LinkedIn, Tom Negovan is about 50, and Ben is in his early 40s. Joe Donlon is (~)55, pretty much the same age as the guy he's replacing. I'm not going to judge the hire on age, if the individual is right for the role, but with age comes an elevated salary, something I was not expecting in this move.
Also, Joe and Mark graduated from Marquette one year apart. I wonder if that means anything.
I'm not too surprised by this. I don't think Tom likes anchoring (he would rather be out in the field) and Ben is B team material (C team imo, but..). Larry and Dan were not moving off of mornings for obvious reasons. Steve wasn't going back to evenings and the weekend guys were staying on the weekends.