An Investigative Reporter at WMAQ is being called home to the mothership.
Tammy Leitner is leaving Chicago's NBC O&O and is moving up to become a network correspondent for NBC News.
Robert Feder says that Leitner's promotion was announced to the WMAQ newsroom on Friday.
Leitner joined WMAQ in 2014 from WCBS in New York. She previously had spent 11 years at KPHO in Phoenix.
“Tammy has done a terrific job the past two years with our NBC 5 Investigates team,” Frank Whittaker, station manager and vice president of news at WMAQ, told his staff in a memo. “She’s been at the forefront of stories about domestic and international terrorism, as well the growing problem of internet hacking.”
Here is Whittaker memo to the staff:
It’s with mixed feelings that I tell you that Tammy Leitner is leaving NBC 5 News to become a correspondent for NBC News.
Tammy has done a terrific job the past two years with our NBC 5 Investigates team. Her exclusive stories are one of the reasons for our recent success. She’s been at the forefront of stories about domestic and international terrorism, as well the growing problem of internet hacking.
For Tammy, this is a chance to realize her goal of becoming a network correspondent. She’ll be with us in the newsroom through May 27th and will start with NBC News in early June. We will miss her, but wish her the best in her new role. Congratulations to Tammy!