Veteran WLS-Channel 7 reporter Ben Bradley has been named co-anchor of the station's Sunday morning newscasts, effective September 5. Bradley will join Stacey Baca on the Sunday morning newscasts at 6 and 8 a.m., while continuing to do general assignment reporting during the week. Separately, Eric Horng, a former ABC News Chicago-based correspondent, is joining the station as a general assignment reporter, effective August 9.
Bradley replaces Kevin Roy as co-anchor on the WLS Sunday morning newscasts. Roy's contract with WLS was recently not renewed after he failed to show up for his Sunday morning co-anchor job. Bradley joined WLS in October, 2002, and has been recognized with three Emmy Awards for breaking news stories. "Ben has proved to be not only an aggressive, enterprising reporter, but a solid and capable substitute anchor," said WLS news director Jennifer Graves.
Horng joined ABC News in 2003, after having worked for CNN in Los Angeles for three years. He has reported for several ABC news programs, including "World News," "Nightline" and ABCNews.com. Horng graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.