Chicago’s WBBM Fires VP of Marketing

By Andrew Gauthier 

Robert Feder

The man who was responsible for efforts to promote the return of Bill Kurtis to WBBM-Channel 2–and for commercials that tied news anchors to prime-time entertainment shows–is out as vice president of marketing at the CBS-owned station.

Jim Corboy was dismissed Thursday after less than 18 months on the job. Bruno Cohen, president and general manager of Channel 2, described the parting as amicable and said he does not plan to fill Corboy’s position.


Instead, the department will be restructured with the addition of a writer/producer who will report to Vicki Bouchard, director of creative services. More…