Date: 3rd October 2000

Chicago's No Frills Newscast May Be On Last Legs

Chicago's no-frills 10:00 p.m. newscast on CBS-owned WBBM-TV featuring veteran anchor Carol Marin appeared closer to extinction Monday as it was reported that assistant news director Danice Kern had resigned.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Feder commented that "the handwriting on the wall ... became clearer and more ominous" for the newscast following the resignation, which came after other management changes had shaken the station over the past two months.

News Director Craig Hume insisted however that "we're not looking to make wholesale changes in the newscast before we completely analyze what it is that we have and what we think we can do."

Source: Studio Briefing