Yesterday we told you that WGN was this/close to naming KGW (Portland) Anchor Joe Donlon as the person to replace longtime Anchor Mark Suppelsa.
Later in the day, WGN sent us the press release making it official.
Let's go to the obligatory quotes made up by the creative services department and assigned to the key players:
“Joe is the perfect person for the position. He is a heavy hitter when it comes to news,” commented Jennifer Lyons, WGN-TV news director. “He is an incredible writer and I look forward to his stories as a working journalist in our news room. His knowledge, personality and quick wit will be an asset to WGN’s unique vision for storytelling in the Chicago news market.”
“The broadcast history in Chicago is unparalleled. I can’t tell you what it means to get this call from an iconic station I grew up watching, in one of the greatest cities in the world,” commented Joe Donlon. “I feel like I’ve been traded to the Bulls in the 1990s. It is literally a dream job for me.”