Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9 will begin its morning news show a half-hour earlier at 4:30 a.m., effective Aug. 16. The added half-hour, anchored by Val Warner, will feature news and traffic updates as well as weather with Paul Konrad. Then, beginning at 5 a.m., co-anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten will take over the reins, along with the rest of the "WGN Morning News" team that includes Pat Tomasulo on sports, Dean Richards on entertainment and Ana Belaval on the latest happenings around town.
"It's been six years since we've last expanded the 'WGN Morning News'," said WGN news director Greg Caputo, adding "we continue to evolve with our audience and offer viewers a first look at the day's news, weather, traffic and sports." "WGN Morning New" celebrated its 15th anniversary in September of last year.