Chicago’s WFLD Names New Morning Anchor

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

David Novarro, whose days at Chicago’s WFLD-Ch. 32 seemed numbered just a month ago, has been named its new morning co-anchor, effective immediately, the Fox-owned station confirmed today.

Novarro has a new contract and will co-anchor with Jan Jeffcoat from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., replacing Mike Barz, who left the station last month after an investigation into an off-hours, off-site party with co-workers.


Another contender for Barz’s co-anchor slot, Patrick Elwood, who had been co-anchoring the 6 a.m. hour with Jeffcoat, will report for the morning broadcasts and co-anchor the noon news with Nancy Loo. More…