Add Anne Kavanagh to the growing list of WFLD-Channel 32 news veterans engaged in major career makeovers: After almost 23 years as a general assignment reporter at the Fox-owned station, she's launching a full-service Chicago-based media consulting company.
Officially opening Monday, MediaPros 24/7 will offer media training, crisis management, publicity and event planning, video production, website renovations and social media. The company's slogan: "We know news. We have the contacts. We make it happen."
Kavanagh's partners in the venture are Maria Dugandzic, a former CNN international producer who previously managed the network's Chicago-based Midwest bureau, and David Viggiano, former entertainment reporter and producer at Channel 32. Working with them will be a team of current and former journalists from CNN, Fox, NBC and elsewhere.