An assortment of news items (updated and annotated) from my Chicago Sun-Times columns of 21 years ago this week: "Mark Giangreco, 36, whose contract as WMAQ-Channel 5's top sports anchor expires in November, may be in the most enviable position of his career.
Bruce DuMontWith Howard Stern, Carl Kasell, Steve Dahl, Terri Hemmert and "The WLS National Barn Dance" among this year's eclectic group of nominees, voting ends at midnight Sunday for the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Robservations on the media beat:Jessica D'OnofrioJessica D'Onofrio, who began her career as a part-time news writer at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, is returning home to become a full-time general assignment reporter at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7.
Not to be outflanked by its competitors, top-rated ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 will expand its weekday morning newscast by moving its start time to 4:30 a.m., effective next week.Judy Hsu and Hosea Sanders will anchor the expanded newscast from 4:30 to 7 a.m., along with meteorologist Tracy Butler and t
Matt Piacente"Chicago Nonstop," a 24-hour digital channel of local news, entertainment and lifestyle programming, could be up and running as early as this fall, according to insiders at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5.Nothing has been announced yet, but staffers are deve
Dan Ponce Dan Ponce, who cut short a promising Chicago television news career last year to fulfill his dream of singing professionally, is returning home to join WGN-Channel 9 as a general assignment reporter.