WFLD Moves Morning Anchor to Sports

By Kevin Eck 

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Chicago Fox-owned station WFLD is beefing up its sports department by moving morning anchor George Smith to sports anchor and reporter.

The move may be motivated by a couple of factors: The Cubs are doing well this year and the Super Bowl is on Fox in 2017.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy weekend anchor Kristin Nicole will take Smith’s spot alongside Natalie Bomke from 4:30 to 6 a.m. weekdays. Smith, who worked at ESPN during the Sammy Sosa era, started working at WFLD in October 2015.