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41 minutes ago, Nelson R. said:

WCCB also did the Sun-Thur schedule when they first launched their news department. Never understood why.

Sunday is an NFL gameday, thus they got a Panthers halo effect on that night, and Fox Friday is traditionally a dead zone, so it was smart to just skip Friday until they had enough ratings (a lot of local stations in NFL markets, CBS, Fox, NBC, and even ABC have their main teams Sunday–Thursday for the same reason, with them both or one off on Friday nights).

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4 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

Good Day Chicago's Brittney Payton is leaving; I feel bad for not recalling any memory of her (also admittedly not an avid viewer, so 🙃). The turnover for just this one newscast is too much.

 

 

They are a pretty tight group at WFLD, so they will no doubt miss her. She had a pretty light workload compared to everyone else, so she wouldn't be hard to replace. Honestly, I could see them hiring a morning sports anchor (which they haven't had in years).

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4 minutes ago, cbs2worksforyou said:

Former WFLD reporter and anchor Larry Yellen was featured in a hilarious cold open on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. Did anyone catch it?

 

 

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On 12/3/2020 at 4:54 AM, Newsboy22234 said:

They probably won’t even fill the position while not as desperate as WBBM , I’m sure they will try and make cuts when and where they can.


I would argue they are managing their money well rather than them looking to ‘make cuts’. You don’t add a newscast, re-model a studio and hire 4 on-air full-time people (in a pandemic no less) if you’re hurting financially. 
 

They may feel the need for another co-anchor (counting Payton’s spot, GDC has 6 co-anchors) isn’t necessary anymore and choose to eliminate the position. 

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11 hours ago, jase said:


I would argue they are managing their money well rather than them looking to ‘make cuts’. You don’t add a newscast, re-model a studio and hire 4 full-time people (in a pandemic no less) if you’re hurting financially. 
 

They may feel the need for another co-anchor (counting Payton’s spot, GDC has 6 co-anchors) isn’t necessary anymore and choose to eliminate the position. 

You do have a point

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Some troubling news from a troubled station here:

As mentioned, admittedly not an avid viewer so I'm not sure if she was already being phased out by year's end of 2020. 

But regardless, these developments are very sad.

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4 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

Some troubling news from a troubled station here:

As mentioned, admittedly not an avid viewer so I'm not sure if she was already being phased out by year's end of 2020. 

But regardless, these developments are very sad.

 

Michelle, like most traffic reporters, were sidelined because of the pandemic. Unlike her counterparts at WLS, WMAQ, etc... who hold duo roles as news/features reporters, etc..., she didn't have that opportunity at WFLD because she was not an employee and hadn't been seen on GDC (until a couple of days/weeks ago) since last March.   

 

Whatever is going on, I don't know. Maybe she is upset about not being able to come back sooner. That said, it's a tough call to make given there hasn't been enough going on 'traffic-wise' to justify having someone do traffic reports.

 

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