Another round of Robservations on the media beat: You can't blame them for being a bit rusty after all these years, but Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson got off to a less than elegant start Wednesday as the new 6 p.m. anchor team on WBBM-Channel 2.
Move over, Joel Weisman: After 32 years as a Friday night fixture on public television WTTW-Channel 11, "Chicago Week in Review" is about to get a little competition. Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review Plans are in the works for Fox-owned WFLD-Chann
Bill GambleLet's face it: There's never been anything fair about broadcasting. Some guys -- no matter how talented or hard working they are -- can't catch a break. Others -- no matter how badly or how often they bomb -- just keep getting hired again and again.
Poor Don Schwenneker. Ever since he arrived from Pittsburgh in 2008, WBBM-Channel 2 hasn't figured out what in the world to do with the guy.For the first nine months Schwenneker was here, the CBS-owned station had him doing the weather.
An assortment of news items (updated and annotated) from my Chicago Sun-Times columns of 26 years ago this week:WLS-Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" team, 1984 "After 22 years in the Chicago television news business, John Drury finally has mad
Marsha Bartel, a top investigative producer at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, has been hired as special projects producer at Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9, where she'll work on stories for broadcast, print and online.