In Chicago, Patterson Stays with Comcast as Show Moves

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Jen Patterson, a radio, Internet and TV producer for sports-talk host Mike North who got on-camera exposure through weather, traffic and highlights segments on his short-lived Comcast SportsNet Chicago program, is sticking with the cable channel even as North and co-host Dan Jiggetts prepare to launch a new show on CBS-owned WBBM-Ch. 2.

Patterson, it was announced Wednesday, will do some on-camera work in addition to producing feature segments and coordinating guest booking for various Comcast SportsNet programs.

“Jen has proven herself to be a rising on-air and off-air TV talent in our city and we’re thrilled shell be with us to lend her expertise to our newsroom,” Charlie Schumacher, CSN Chicago’s senior news director, said in a statement.

Before serving as associate producer of “Monsters in the Morning” during its 2009 run, Patterson rose from intern to executive producer over four years with the “The Mike North Morning Show” on CBS-owned WSCR-AM 670, giving weather and news reports. More…

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