Meyerson Named News Dir. At WGN
July 30, 2009 at 8:05 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO has named CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM columnist and Sr. Producer CHARLIE MEYERSON as News Director, starting AUGUST 6th. MEYERSON has been with the TRIBUNE for 11 years, frequently contributing to WGN’s news. He worked in radio for several years, first at WXRT and later at WNUA.
"This has been a quest for a rare individual who can lead our accomplished news professionals forward in gathering and delivering news through traditional, emerging, and as-yet-undeveloped technologies," said WGN PD KEVIN METHENY. "CHARLIE can’t help himself from telling fascinating stories by whatever means possible and we simply couldn’t find a more perfect person to guide our mission to better leverage co-owned news gathering assets."
"I joined CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM almost 11 years ago to help create some of the excitement, urgency and fun of radio news. It's a thrill now to have the chance to bring what I've learned on the Internet back to radio," said MEYERSON.