New Boss Further Expands WGN’s Morning News

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

So much for taking weekends off.

WGN-Ch. 9, which last week joined the increasingly crowded 4:30 a.m. fray by moving up the start of its weekday morning news, plans to launch a new one-hour 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday newscast on the weekend of Oct. 2.


Channel 9 news boss Greg Caputo said Monday that the weekend newscast will be “straighter” than the free-form weekday “WGN Morning News” tends to be and will include some content from other newscasts. No anchor or staffing decisions have been made yet, but the choices are expected to come from in house. More…