For more than 30 years, Ed Curran has been one of Chicago's most versatile, talented and likeable broadcasters. The guy can do it all. So why is WBBM-Channel 2 about to yank him off the air?
In one of those strange corporate maneuvers that make no sense to anyone outside of television, Curran is expected to be relieved of his duties as meteorologist, technology reporter and all-around utility player at the CBS-owned station -- but still be paid for the remaining 14 months of his contract.
Although no official announcement has been made, Friday could be Curran's last day on the air, sources said. After that, he'll join the ranks of Bob Sirott, Steve Dahl and other high-profile Chicago broadcast personalities who are getting big bucks to stay home and do absolutely nothing.