WMAQ Hires New Managing Editor

WMAQ (Chicago) has hired a new Managing Editor, but it is someone that knows the Chicago news landscape.

Former WLS Executive Producer Richard Maginn heads across the street to the NBC O&O as the ME. 

“We are fortunate to have someone with Richard’s local experience join our team,” Frank Whittaker, station manager and vice president of news at NBC 5, said in announcing Maginn’s appointment to the newly created position.

Starting June 22, Maginn will oversee all aspects of newsgathering, including daily coverage and major events, work with reporters in the field, and drive convergence with digital platforms and Telemundo Chicago sister station WSNS-Channel 44.

H/T Robert Feder