Here’s The Roundup for Week Ending December 2

By Kevin Eck 

Happy Friday to those who celebrate!

In this week’s episode of the roundup, we link to stories we didn’t get to this week like the anchor shuffle in Minneapolis and a longtime Chicago reporter who is leaving after 15 years at WMAQ.

With that short intro, here we go:


Bring Me The News reports that after Jason Hackett joined KARE 11’s Sunrise morning show as co-anchor, current co-anchor Kris Laudien is leaving the station. KARE confirmed the move saying, he “has not announced his future plans.” Click here to read about it.

WREX weekend sports anchor and Illinois native, Eric Graver is the station’s new sports director during the weekday 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Click here for more.

In Albany, Georgia, former WALB Anchor Ruthie Garner rang the bell on Thursday at Phoebe Putney Hospital as she completed her last chemotherapy treatment. Click here for the story.

Veteran Chicago news anchor and investigative reporter Rob Stafford (pictured) is retiring after 15 years at NBC owned WMAQ. Click here for the story.

WPBF meteorologist Mike Lyons announced his retirement. On December 23rd, Lyons will deliver his final WPBF 25 First Warning Weather forecast ending his 46-year broadcasting career. Click here for more.

WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., kicked off its high school quiz program for 2022 with a new partner and location. The 24 episodes of Brain Game will be produced from the Wake Tech’s Scott Northern Wake Campus for the next five years. Click here to read about it.