This just in: Anna Davlantes finally ended the biggest guessing game in Chicago media by joining Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32.
Under terms of a multiyear deal signed today, Davlantes will work for Channel 32 as a contributing anchor and reporter. She is expected to debut Monday on the 9 p.m. weekday newscast alongside Robin Robinson and Jeff Goldblatt.
“We’re thrilled to have Anna join Fox Chicago News,”‚ Mike Renda, vice president and general manager of Channel 32, said in a statement. “In addition to her award-winning reporting skills, she is one of the most talked-about personalities in the market, and we think she will be a perfect addition to our late news team.”
Said Davlantes: “I’m thrilled to be a part of the talented Fox Chicago News team. This is an incredible opportunity and I am looking forward to it.”
Davlantes has been the most prized free agent in town since July, when she declined to renew her contract at WMAQ-Channel 5 and left the NBC-owned station after nine years as a reporter and weekend anchor.