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  1. There is likely more to this. Whether it was the last straw for Burton, or others in the newsroom have come forward, who knows, but that comment alone does not seem like enough to warrant a 5-week+ suspension and possible termination.
  2. Now we know: Giangreco is suspended indefinitely after Cheryl Burton complained to management about a remark he made on air. Feder suggests that his exit may be imminent. https://www.robertfeder.com/2021/03/03/abc-7s-mark-giangreco-fire-ditzy-remark-cheryl-burton/
  3. First time I’ve seen them play with the colors of the L3. It looks kinda sloppy with the different shades of red though. There were rumors on here of a NewsNation package rolling out - maybe a refresh is coming soon at WGN-9?
  4. John Ourand of Sports Business Daily says that none of the networks are interested in a deal for TNF after 2022 because of the lack of exclusivity. When anyone who has an Amazon Prime membership can stream the game (in addition to NFL network airing games), Fox is not inclined to pay $660 million+ per year for the package in the future. https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2020/12/14/Media/Sports-media.aspx
  5. The graphics and music are absolutely beautiful. The only odd thing to me is how the bug is lower on the screen than L3. It almost looks like there should be a ticker down there. The “Your Vote: Your Nation” branding is perfect for them. Loved that talent open!
  6. There has definitely been a lot of buzz on social media the past few days, and maybe some attention they weren't necessarily looking for.
  7. That was Adam Amin calling Cubs-Brewers, in his Fox debut. They used the old MLB theme in this video too, so here’s hoping it’s permanent.
  8. Pretty cool to see the progress on the studio and newsroom. Nexstar is making an impressive investment here.
  9. I think this new role will be a better fit for Donlon. Hopefully they go with “homegrown” talent to replace him on the evening newscasts moving forward... I’d really like to see Ben and Lourdes at the helm at 9pm. With all these departures, WGN should pick up some of the recently laid off CBS2 staffers.
  10. Gaynor Hall was basically assaulted during a live shot tonight at 10 by a guy shouting FHRITP (that’s still a thing in 2020?) Hopefully the police were called, WGN should press charges against this creep.
  11. Julie Unruh to join Midday. She should fit in well there.
  12. Nexstar has released a new website with more info on "News Nation" for advertisers, including some extended promos and renderings of the set, weather center, and newsroom. Looks quite impressive. Hope everything is still on track for a summer launch, but there is no start date given. Also no on-air talent identified yet. https://wgnamericaupfront.com/
  13. Nexstar graphics are here...
  14. Over two years later, the old news set lives again.
  15. A really nice upgrade to the score bug this year. Boxes are shaded for the team colors and logos added too, kinda reminiscent of CBS. Amazing how much better this looks than last year.

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