Channel 5 news hiring Wolf to play in traffic
August 18, 2006
BY ROBERT FEDER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
OK, what do you get when you put a Wolf with a Peacock? Viewers of WMAQ-Channel 5's weekday morning newscast are about to find out for themselves.
Bruce Wolf, the veteran Chicago broadcaster known for his razor-sharp intelligence and sarcastic wit, is expected to join the NBC-owned station in a dual role as morning traffic and sports reporter.
Agent Joel Weisman is finalizing an agreement that could put Wolf on Channel 5's 5-to-7 a.m. newscast, anchored by Dick Johnson and Ellee Pai Hong, as early as Labor Day. Traffic reporter LeAnn Trotter would move to full-time duties on the entertainment and restaurant beat, an area she previously covered for Tribune Co.-owned CLTV.
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