WGN Adds An Hour of News in the Evenings

By Kevin Eck 

WGN, Tribune’s Chicago station, is launching a 6 p.m. newscast.

Starting Tuesday, April 4, viewers can watch WGN news from 4 to 7 p.m. The 5 to 7 p.m. newscast will be anchored by Mark Suppelsa and Micah Materre, chief meteorologist Tom Skilling and sports anchor Dan Roan.

Ben Bradley and Lourdes Duarte, meteorologist Demetrius Ivory and sports anchor Jarrett Payton will anchor from 4 to 5 p.m.

“We look forward to offering Chicagoland viewers a fresh new choice for news at 6pm and the only local news in the market at 6:30pm,” said news director Jennifer Lyons. “The debut of Ben Bradley and Lourdes Duarte at 4pm will make a great addition to Evening News with their news judgement, knowledge of Chicago and investigative story telling.”