Viewers wondering whether new "Good Day Chicago" co-host Corey McPherrin may have already bailed from the show can rest a bit easier. That is not the case. McPherrin was not on air on day two of his new job as a co-host of the WFLD-Channel 32 morning show because he was taking a personal day, a station spokeswoman said. McPherrin is expected back on Wednesday. Kori Chambers filled in for McPherrin on Tuesday.
The new pairing of McPherrin with Anna Davlantes on "Good Day Chicago" is part of an effort to boost ratings for the Fox-owned station's morning show. Ratings had been slipping in recent months. Davlantes had been a contributing anchor and reporter on the station's flagship 9 p.m. news since last November, and McPherrin was a longtime sports anchor on the late news.