Bumped Up in Chicago

Chicago's WLS announced a pair of news reporter moves.

Diane Pathieu has been hired as a full-time reporter, promoting her up from part-time per diem reporter.

Pathieu has spent a longtime on the freelance gig before getting bumped up.

She started at WLS in December 2011 as a general assignment reporter on a part-time and freelance basis. Over the last three years, her roles and assignments grew, leading up to Friday's promotion to a full-time employee of ABC. 

Jennifer Graves, WLS News Director, said of Pathieu : "Diane has a natural warmth and energy that is apparent both on the screen and behind the scenes. She’s also versatile and can handle any assignment."

Additionally, Jade Hernandez has been brought on as the station's newest part-time per diem reporter.

Don't worry Jade, do good work and it 3 years or so, you can be bumped up to full time.

H/T ChicagolandRadioandMedia