Bumped Up in Chi-Town

Back on June 23rd, FTVLive told you that WGN Assistant News Director Jennifer Lyons is the odds on favorite to get the News Director job at the station. 

Today, the station made it official. 

 “As Chicago’s Very Own, I felt it was important to have a leader who knows Chicago.  Jennifer is the entire package:  a track record of success, forward thinking, with strong editorial judgment and her pulse on Chicago,” commented Easterly.  “With over twenty years at WGN-TV, I am proud to honor that loyalty and experience with the news director post.  It is well deserved,” said Greg Easterly, President and General Manager of WGN. 

A 21 year veteran of WGN News, Ms. Lyons has worked in a variety of capacities at Chicago’s Very Own.  In November 2008, she became assistant news director, responsible for managing and leading the news-gathering and production process for WGN-TV, market leading website WGNtv.com, and for cable-only CLTV.  Lyons has handled virtually every job in the news department during her tenure.  Before her role as Assistant News Director, Ms. Lyons was Executive Producer of the WGN Morning and Midday News.