Anita Blanton to Join WFLD in Chicago as Morning Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Anita Blanton has joined Chicago Fox owned station WFLD as an anchor for Good Day Chicago.

Station vice president and news director Matt Piacente said Blanton “is a dynamic journalist and storyteller who brings a passion to her work and to the community.”

Blanton most recently worked at WAVY in Norfolk, Va. Before that, she was the morning anchor at KOCO in Oklahoma City, as a reporter for WRIC in Richmond, Va. and at KWTX in Waco, Texas. She started her career as a reporter for KTXS in Abilene, Texas.


“I can’t wait to say ‘Good Day Chicago’ to the great people of the Windy City,” said Blanton, who joins the station in April. “Joining this team of respected journalists at a station dedicated to going beyond headlines with memorable, impactful coverage each day is more than a dream.”