Maybe it wasn't such a crazy idea after all: A lot more people than you'd think really are watching news at 4:30 in the morning. Nielsen figures for September show local news viewership from 4:30 to 5 a.m.
An assortment of news items (updated and annotated) from my Chicago Sun-Times columns of 22 years ago this week: "Oprah Winfrey, who recently acquired ownership of her nationally syndicated talk show, has purchased an 88,000-square-foot studio complex and production facilit
Just as Phil Rosenthal tipped last month, Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9 is getting back into the weekend morning news business.Channel 9 announced Tuesday that it will air an hourlong newscast at 6 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, starting the weekend of Oct. 2.
I can't say I recall Bill Bungeroth as a particularly hilarious guy during the five years he ran WPNT here in the '90s (although he did have the good fortune to employ humorists‚ Steve Cochran and Fred Winston as the station's morning personalities). Smart businessman? Yes. Funny? No.
After 15 months as executive director of the Better Government Association, Andy Shaw hit the jackpot this week with the hiring of three celebrated Chicago journalists to lead the nonprofit watchdog group's expanded investigative unit.