WFLD in Chicago Welcomes 2 Anchors, Debuts New AM Lineup

By Kevin Eck 

Chicago Fox-owned station WFLD has added two new anchors and will debut a new anchor lineup for its Good Day Chicago morning show.

Anthony Ponce and Anita Blanton will anchor from 4:30 to 7 a.m., followed by newcomer Brian Jackson, who will co-anchor alongside Natalie Bomke from 7 to 10 a.m.

Ponce, Blanton, Jackson, and Bomke will contribute enterprise news content throughout all five and a half hours of the Good Day Chicago newscast and Jake Hamilton will continue to deliver his signature entertainment and feature reports throughout the morning show.


In addition to the morning show changes, Sylvia Perez will transition to anchor the Fox 32 News at Noon, and then co-anchor the station’s First At Four newscast alongside Terrence Lee. Tia Ewing will maintain her role as Live Desk reporter and will move to the Live Desk for the Fox 32 News at 5 and Fox 32 News at 9 anchored by Dawn Hasbrouck and Scott Schneider.

Tina Nguyen will join the station as a sports anchor to report on all Chicago sports teams and contribute to the Sunday Night Sports Zone show with Lou Canellis and Cassie Carlson.

“The Fox Chicago team is ready to take the new year by storm in the morning, noon and at night,” said senior vice president and general manager, Sheila Oliver. “Effective January 2024, With the addition of Brian and Tina, our versatile team will deliver fresh and innovative content across all our platforms, every day.”

Jackson is a native Chicagoan, who has spent the last year as evening anchor at the Fox-owned station in Seattle, KCPQ. Before that, he was morning news anchor for WTXL in Tallahassee. Jackson spent over four years in Jacksonville, Fla., as a sports anchor and reporter for WJXT as well as a fill-in sports radio host for 1010 XL/92.5 FM Jax Sports Radio. Before that, he was a digital media producer, MMJ, and sideline reporter for Comcast SportsNet in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Jackson held roles at SIRIUS XM Radio,, Howard Today, WTTG, WHBC Radio, and WGN.

“There’s no place like home. I grew up watching Fox 32, so to be able to join this talented team and sit at the same anchor desk as legends like Robin Robinson and Walter Jacobson is truly a dream come true,” said Jackson. “I can’t wait to get out into the community to tell uplifting stories and wake up with our viewers every morning.”

Most recently, Nguyen spent the last two years as a sports anchor and reporter at KTNV in Las Vegas. Previously, she served as weekend sports anchor for KYTX in Tyler, Texas. Prior to entering local TV, Nguyen spent a year working for the NBA on their social and digital team as a content producer and publisher.