After 13 Years, Byron Harlan Leaving Chicago’s WFLD

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Byron Harlan, a weekend anchor at WFLD-Ch. 32 for nearly 13 years, is leaving the Fox-owned station.

A WFLD spokeswoman confirmed Harlan’s contract is not being renewed and, with his exit after this weekend, co-anchor Nancy Pender will handle the 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday newscasts solo while successor options are weighed.

Harlan, 50, joined Channel 32 in July 1997, having been a Chicago-based correspondent for CBS News NewsPath service and a fill-in anchor for the network’s “Up to the Minute” segments. More…