Yesterday WGN in Chicago expanded their Morning News from 4-10am, airing an extra hour of news from 9-10am.
It looks like the station is off to a good start. On their first day, WGN Morning News was #1 in the time period from 9-10am as well as #1 overall from 6-10am.
WGN Morning News (9am hour) beat “LIVE with Kelly & Michael,” which recently made its move to WLS-TV. The added hour is fronted by anchors Larry Potash, Robin Baumgarten, weather anchor Paul Konrad and sports anchor Pat Tomasulo, featuring a lighter, more conversational take on the news of the day.
The first show got off to a rousing start with an accidental hang-up during a phone interview with Oprah Winfrey.