Alex Maragos, who joined WMAQ last summer, has been named co-anchor of the Chicago NBC station’s early and late morning news. Maragos has been filling in on the show for the last couple of months, but co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin made it official today. “Congratulations,” she said during this morning’s 4 a.m. news. “Thank you, Zoraida. Good to join you permanently.”
Just three years out of Washington & Lee University, Maragos takes over for Stefan Holt who left WMAQ for NBC flagship WNBC a few months ago. In New York, Holt anchors the new 4 p.m. news and reports for the late news.
Maragos joined WMAQ from WLFI in West Lafayette, Ind. where he was morning anchor.