Veteran Chicago Reporter Picked Up by WFLD

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Joanie Lum, a Chicago TV reporter since 1988, is joining Fox-owned WFLD-Ch. 32, nearly a year after being swept away in a cost-cutting purge at CBS-owned WBBM-Ch. 2.

The hire, which had been anticipated in recent days, reunites Lum with Channel 32 vice president and news director Carol Fowler, who hired her at Channel 2 after they had worked together at Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co.’s WGN-Ch. 9.


Lum is scheduled to begin reporting for Channel 32’s “Good Day Chicago” morning program the week of April 19, the station said Monday. More…