Tacking on More News in Chi-Town

WGN in Chicago produces more local newscasts than any of the other broadcast stations. 

And they are about to add more.

The station has announced that it will add a 5PM newscast on the weekend. The added cast will be anchored by Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange, who’ve been co-anchors of the 9 p.m. weekend newscasts on the Tribune Broadcasting station since 1995.

“Over the past year we’ve seen more and more major newsworthy events happening on weekends from serious weather to major construction projects,” interim news director Jennifer Lyons told staffers in a memo Monday. “It will be a good thing to be in the Saturday and Sunday afternoon time slot.”

H/T Robert Feder