WGN in Chicago has named Sandy Pudar as the station's new Assistant News Director effective immediately.
as announced by Jennifer Lyons, WGN-TV News Director. “For more than five years as Executive Producer, she’s maintained our #1 status in the highly competitive morning news time slot and actually grown it, which is quite a feat,”said Jennifer Lyons, WGN News Director “Sandy is an organized, hard-working and dedicated journalist who will assist in leading our newsroom as we continue to grow. And, simply put, when it comes to blowing out news coverage, there’s no one better.”
A 15-year veteran of WGN News, Pudar has worked in a variety of capacities at the station. In February 2009, she became executive producer of theWGN Morning News; the longest tenured executive producer to date. Prior to her EP duties, she spent nine years in various producer positions and as a news writer for the station. Her tenure at WGN began in July of 1999, when she started as an intern.
Pudar started out in journalism as a CNN intern, working on Larry King Live.