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The Definitive ABC 7 Thread

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Oh man. Might he hang it up soon?

At this point, who knows, but I'm assuming the plan is for him to return. It looks like the surgery was earlier this week and went well, but this post from just before really explains what all went wrong. Having had a family member deal with intestine-related surgery, it is nothing to take lightly. Hopefully he's finally on the mend.

 

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Per two Feder reports, 2 part-timers have left ABC 7. Traffic fill-in Kristin Byrne, who's done work in Chicago and Milwaukee, is joining WTMJ full-time. Meanwhile, reporter Megan Hickey is leaving for a full-time role at WBBM.

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Per two Feder reports, 2 part-timers have left ABC 7. Traffic fill-in Kristin Byrne, who's done work in Chicago and Milwaukee, is joining WTMJ full-time. Meanwhile, reporter Megan Hickey is leaving for a full-time role at WBBM.

Part-timer at WLS = Everyone in Chicago knows who you are

 

Full-timer at WBBM = No one in Chicago knows who you are

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If I were guess, she's probably freelancing. Meanwhile, digital reporter and resident young person Jesse Kirsch has started filing occasional on-air reports, after a year and a half at the station.

 

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If I were guess, she's probably freelancing. Meanwhile, digital reporter and resident young person Jesse Kirsch has started filing occasional on-air reports, after a year and a half at the station.

 

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I thought you were being sarcastic with resident young person. But I looked at his Instagram and he only graduated from Northwestern in 2017.

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The drought is over. Another Morning Show Baby is on the way. This brings the 29-year total up to at least 9.

 

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While WGN and WMAQ have Tom Skilling and Brant Miller in tonight, WLS is using Tracy Butler and Phil Schwarz together on team coverage. I'm kinda surprised, since I figured they'd definitely want Tracy there tomorrow morning, as the blizzard will be continuing through the morning commute. I wonder if Tracy will also appear on the 10pm tonight or if she'll go home after this newscast and come back in the morning.

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While WGN and WMAQ have Tom Skilling and Brant Miller in tonight, WLS is using Tracy Butler and Phil Schwarz together on team coverage. I'm kinda surprised, since I figured they'd definitely want Tracy there tomorrow morning, as the blizzard will be continuing through the morning commute. I wonder if Tracy will also appear on the 10pm tonight or if she'll go home after this newscast and come back in the morning.

They're on the air at 4am, so I'd guess she might spend the night downtown. Hell, Phil, who was off last night, and didn't appear during the week (Mark and Larry were at the helm for the holiday), might be on with her tomorrow.

 

Meanwhile, in regards to Skilling...

 

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Larry is playing back-up at 10, so Tracy will be fresh at 4.

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WEIRD schedule today. With Cheryl Scott off, Tracy worked her normal morning shift, with Larry at 4am and Phil at 11. Larry then came back to do 4, 6 and 10, with Phil at 5 and 7.

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Terrell’s getting another shot at the network. He’s doing a report on GMA this morning.

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Terrell is expected to be back in Chicago next week according to his Facebook page.

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Looks like the anchor bench is going to be back to full strength this week, just in time for all the wacky holiday anchor pairings. Hosea should be returning this week.

 

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