Posted by broad casting on November 09, 2012 at 18:07:50:
If there’s any silver lining in the upcoming departure of John Williams from WGN-AM (720), it may that the Tribune Co.-owned news/talk station
will finally add a woman to its full-time lineup. Since the departures of midday hosts Kathy O’Malley and Judy Markey in 2009 and overnight
co-host Johnnie Putman in 2011, WGN has been without a female presence in a leading role. Now that WGN bosses have begun the search for a new
Monday-through-Friday personality, insiders say, they’re focusing almost exclusively on women. Friday’s midday fill-in for Williams, author
Carol Roth, is said to be under consideration. Others mentioned include The U’s Melissa Forman and Tribune columnist Jen Weigel. But with seven
weeks to go before Williams signs off, the field remains open.
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