Chicago’s WBBM Names Co-Anchor for Morning Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

WBBM-Ch. 2 said Wednesday it plans to pair Susan Carlson as co-anchor with enigmatic New York import Steve Bartelstein on the early morning news show that replaces the moribund, little-watched “Monsters & Money in the Morning,” the seven-month talk and news-ish experiment that ends later this month.

Improving WBBM’s ratings from “Monsters” should be easy. Becoming a leader in the local five-horse early morning news race, not so much.

Carlson, who was responsible for headlines on “Monsters,” joined WBBM in late 2002 as a traffic reporter after four years with WLS-AM, and some fill-in traffic work for WLS-Ch. 7. More…