Anchor Addition Raises Speculation at Chicago’s WFLD

By Andrew Gauthier 

Robert Feder

The first question that came to mind when Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 announced the hiring of Dawn Hasbrouck as noon news anchor was: What happens to Nancy Loo? Almost immediately, that was followed by a second question: What happens to Robin Robinson? The answers, as they like to say in television news teases, may surprise you.

Hasbrouck, a Chicago native and graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Duke University, and Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism, most recently has been a weekend news anchor and reporter at CBS-owned WBZ-TV in Boston. (Here’s a link to her on YouTube.)


In announcing Wednesday that she’ll co-anchor the noon news with Patrick Elwood, starting Feb. 15, Mike Renda, vice president and general manager of Channel 32, said: “We’re delighted to have Dawn join Fox Chicago News. Her strong journalism background, deep Chicago roots and engaging personality makes her the ideal addition to our team.” More…