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  • Birthday 10/15/1985

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  1. I too am shocked that she's leaving. I've always loved Zoraida in the morning. However in her absence when Michelle was in Tokyo covering the Olympics I really enjoyed Patrick and Lauren in the mornings. They had good chemistry and brought a little bit more fun in the mornings. I think Michelle does better with more hard news than mornings. I think she should go back to weekends alongside Alex and reporting at night. I think that would solve their morning and weekend anchor issues. It never made sense to me why they brought Michelle into the mornings and moved Alex to weekends and
  2. Zoraida came back today after nearly 4 months away from the anchor desk.
  3. That's exciting. Jennifer has done great things at WGN and tried with NewsNation. Could we see an upwards climb of CBS 2 under her leadership? Time will tell, but I'm excited to see where it will go. WBBM has been really lagging behind all of the stations in Chicago for so many years.
  4. This from TVNewsCheck. Alicia officially takes over for Andy on Aug 30th. Additionally, they hired Iisha Scott (from WCNC) as weekend AM meteorologist as well as weekday reports on community and weather-related stories. Her first day is also Aug 30th. I'm surprised they filled the position so quickly. This must have all been in the works for a little while.
  5. I never quite understood why they needed two during the morning. Now, it makes a little more sense as to why if Andy had been contemplating retirement over the last year. Letting the viewers get used to seeing her in the mornings then when he does retire its a seamless transition. Or after having her baby she wanted to be more in the mornings then doing her marathon weekends of mornings, 5pm and 10pm. But like @jase said, you never really know with WMAQ. A new hire could shake things up.
  6. I'm not quite sure but it looks like they are redoing the weather center again. This pic I saw on Lauren Petty's Facebook page about a week ago shows the background monitor sitting lower towards the ground and the background is different. Gone are the computers and cabinets. I also haven't seen them use that area on air for while. The morning team is together at the desk now and the weather team is at the green screen. During the height of Covid this area was heavily used in the morning as a anchor desk so they could be socially distant.
  7. The one I was surprised and confused about was WVIT. Perfect opportunity to launch them with the new set. Their Telemundo station has them but not WVIT. There must be a hiccup or something to not switch over yet.
  8. Daytime Chicago is bumping Rachael Ray at 10am on WGN not Windy City Live on WLS.
  9. TVNewsCheck is reporting that Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge will be the hosts of the new Daytime Chicago show. This means Amy Rutledge comes back to WGN after being co-host of now cancelled "The Jam" on WCIU. It also means that someone will have to take over Tonya's weekend morning position unless they decided to go solo.
  10. I really like this set. They did a behind the scenes tour of it and it's got great functionality and technology. Set is way better than what WVIT did. I feel WTVJ's studio lights are a little too dark or warmer than most sets. It looks a little dull on the anchors.
  11. Per Feder, Derek Dalton is out as President and General Manager at WBBM CBS 2. Also out is Jay Howell the President and General Manager at KCBS in LA in a sweep across the top 3 stations in the group.
  12. Per Robert Feder Windy City Live is cancelled after 10 years effect September 3. Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini will continue with ABC 7. No word on what will replace Windy City Live at 1pm. Also, Ryan will co-host a tentative titled show "Windy City Weekend" a half hour preview of weekend events at 11:30am Fridays starting September 10.

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