WGN to Expand Morning News?


Word is that WGN in Chicago may be tacking on another hour to their morning newscast.

Word is the station will add the hour from 9 to 10am Monday through Friday.

Robert Feder says that nothing is official as of yet, but insiders say that’s the most likely scenario this fall when the syndicated Live with Kelly & Michael leaves the Tribune Broadcasting station. 

The addition of another hour of news would expand what already is the busiest television news operation in town, with weekday news blocks airing from 4 to 10am, 11am to 1pm, 5 to 6pm, and 9 to 10pm. That would make it a full 10 hours a day.

It also would give the creative team at WGN Morning News more time to showcase their skill at mining comedic gold out of the mundane. 

While it’s been known since last spring that Live with Kelly & Michael is heading for WLS ABC 7.

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