Taking it to the Net


With just five days until the launch of its live streaming digital noon newscast on Sept. 2, ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 Chicago is putting the last pieces of its new digital news program in place.

The web only newscast, called "ABC7 To Go," will be viewable on the station's Website and its branded apps. 

In addition to previously-announced chief anchor Alan Krashesky (pictured) and weatherman Mike Caplan, Channel 7 has tapped reporters Jason Knowles and Jennifer D'Onofrio as the key reporters to provide news reports from the field during the live steaming newscast. In selecting what news items to feature, station news executives will pay close attention to what is trending digitally in the local Chicago realm.

The newscast is expected to run about 8 to 10 minutes but it could go longer if there's breaking news. 

Each day's digital newscast will be available on demand on the WLS Website throughout the afternoon.

H/T Chicago Business Journal