Chicago ND is Out

Tom Doerr the News Director at the Fox O&O in Chicago is leaving the station.

WFLD has gone through News Directors, GM's, talent and Producers and still sits in last place. As one crosstown News Executive said to FTVLive, "Don Hewitt, Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings could come to that station and it would still be in last place."

“I have decided to leave Chicago and go back to Florida for personal family reasons. My time at Fox 32 has been a fantastic experience and that also goes for my entire time with the Fox Television Stations Group. It has been a rewarding six plus years and I will treasure these relationships,” Doerr said in a statement. 

WFLD VP-GM Dennis Welsh said: “We thank Tom for his leadership over the past three years as we continue to build Fox32 News and for helping us develop a highly engaged audience. We wish him success and happiness as he returns to the Sunshine State. Tom will stay on as news director through the end of April, which will give us time to find a great replacement.”