Longtime Chicago anchor, Lauren Jiggetts, who left WMAQ last year is set to return to Chicago local news. She’s been picked to anchor for the market’s top-rated morning show at WGN.
According to Robert Feder’s blog, Jiggetts is expected to join the Tribune-owned station next month and co-anchor with Dan Ponce. She will take Lourdes Duarte‘s spot who now anchors the station’s 4pm newscast.
Jiggetts chose not to renew her contract as the weekend anchor at NBC 5, Robert Feder reports. “Jiggetts was among several high-profile personalities who’ve voluntarily left NBC 5 in recent years, including news anchors Rob Elgas and Anthony Ponce, meteorologists Cheryl Scott and Byron Miranda, and sports anchor Paula Faris, among others.”
Jiggetts is a Chicago native and the daughter of former Chicago Bears offensive tackle and longtime sportscaster Dan Jiggetts.
She also worked at Channel One News in Los Angeles and WLVI, the CW affiliate in Boston, prior to joining NBC 5 as a general assignment reporter in 2007. She was promoted to weekend anchor in 2012.