Sidelined Sportscaster Pinch Hitting for Chicago’s WGN

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Howard Sudberry, whose 25-year run as a sportscaster at WBBM-Channel 2 ended in a round of layoffs at the CBS-owned station last year, made a comeback of sorts last weekend.

Sudberry, 54, turned up as a fill-in sports anchor Saturday–the first night of the Stanley Cup finals–on Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9.

Confirming the free-lance gig Tuesday, Channel 9 news director Greg Caputo noted that as news boss at Channel 2, he’d first brought Sudberry to Chicago from WEWS-TV in Cleveland in 1984. More…