WFLD in Chicago to Eliminate 10 p.m. Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicagos WFLD-Ch. 32 in September plans to giving up its 10 p.m. weeknight news program, The Ten, less than 30 months after the Fox-owned station launched the 35-minute broadcast to run headlong at fellow network-owned rivals with its own late local headlines.

Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune reports on eminent changes at the station…
“The Ten” co-anchor David Novarros contract expires in September, and the newscaster brought in from New Yorks WABC in 2000 is expected to leave WFLD. Lauren Cohn, Novarro’s on-air 10 p.m. partner, will be reassigned as a reporter for the stations 9 p.m. newscast.

Channel 32 employees were told of the changes at a meeting Friday.

Apart from Novarros exit, Pat Mullen, vice president and general manager of WFLD and WPWR, said the elimination of “The Ten” would have no impact on the size of the stations news staffing and sidestepped a question about whether Channel 32 might add an earlier newscast even as it eliminates its late-night one. More…