Robservations on the media beat:
- Barely three months after losing her job as news anchor and reporter at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, Nancy Loo is getting ready for her closeup. On her ChicagoNow blog and Facebook page Wednesday, Loo told the world: "Yes, I've landed a job, but have had to keep it a secret.‚ Admittedly, the search was interesting and stressful but rewarding.‚ It's strange to think just a few months ago, I didn't know I would need a job search at all.‚ I am thrilled about my decision and look forward to sharing it here on my blog.‚ So, check back into 'Big Tiny World' on Friday at 8:28 a.m. CST‚ (I'm Chinese, that's an auspicious number combo)." Best bet is that Loo will land at Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9, where she'd fill the vacancy left by reporter Antwan Lewis, now at WNYW-TV in New York.
- Can there be a greater example of greed or arrogance than the lavishing of more than $72 million in bonuses on top executives of Tribune Co. -- while employees continue to suffer the consequences of bankruptcy?