Lauren Jiggetts has been promoted to co-anchor of WMAQ‘s weekend newscasts.
Jiggetts joined the Chicago NBC O&O as a general assignment reporter in 2007. She will anchor weekends at 5 and 10 p.m. alongside Dick Johnson, who stepped into the role of weekend anchor in April. Jiggetts will continue to report during the week.
“This promotion is well-deserved. Over the past five years, Lauren has grown her skills as a reporter for both the morning and evening newscasts on NBC 5,” vice president of news Frank Whittaker said in a statement. “Most recently, she did a superb job covering our local athletes at the London Olympics. I’m delighted we are able to promote from our own ranks.”
Jiggets is the daughter of former Chicago Bears offensive lineman turned broadcaster, Dan Jiggets.