Former Longtime Chicago Anchor Becomes Police Flack

A longtime Chicago Anchor is becoming the mouthpiece for the Chicago Police Department. 

Robert Feder reports that former WFLD Anchor Robin Robinson has been hired by the Chicago Police Department as special adviser to the superintendent for community affairs.

After leaving the Fox O&O, Robinson had been working on local radio, but is leaving that now that she's working at the cop shop. 

“We wish her nothing but great success,” said Ron Gleason, director of news and programming at WBBM Newsradio. “We both agreed this would be a conflict with covering the news, and she has not been on the air for several weeks.”

In announcing Robinson’s appointment, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said: “Utilizing the trust she has built throughout the city during her career, she will serve as a departmental spokesperson and be responsible for fostering stronger community faith and partnerships in Chicago’s neighborhoods.”

With the "faith" that the people of Chicago have in their police department right now, Robinson certainly has her work cut out for her.