WGN Pacts With DNAInfo.com For Hyperlocal Reports
November 17, 2014 at 3:55 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE MEDIA News-Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO is adding news reports based on hyperlocal site DNAInfo.com, reports ROBERTFEDER.COM. The reports will air in the 8a and 3p (CT) newscasts on WGN weekdays, starting TODAY (11/17). DNAInfo's JON HANSEN will voice the reports.
DNAInfo.com CHICAGO Managing Editor SHAMUS TOOMEY told FEDER, “We’re always looking for ways to spread the unique neighborhood news produced by DNAinfo.com’s team. JON HANSEN is a natural, and we’re excited for his reports.”
WGN VP/Content and Programming TODD MANLEY told FEDER, “I’m a huge fan of what they’re doing [at DNAinfo], and I’m thrilled about our agreement.” And he added that WGN is negotiating with the newly-independent ABC NEWS RADIO on an affiliation deal starting in 2015.