30 Years at Chicago’s WBBM, Flannery Jumps to Rival

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Mike Flannery, WBBM-Ch. 2‘s political editor since 1980, has become the latest with a tie to the CBS-owned station to head to Fox-owned WFLD-Ch. 32.

Flannery, a former Chicago Sun-Times labor and political reporter who has covered City Hall, Springfield and all elections for CBS-owned WBBM for 30 years, will help fill the void left by Jack Conaty‘s December exit.


Channel 2 staffers were told on Monday that Flannery’s final day with the station will be Wednesday and that he is expected to join WFLD around July 1. Flannery’s Channel 32 contract is still being finalized, sources say. More…