Another piece of CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2's new early morning show has fallen into place. Chicago native Susan Carlson has been tapped to co-anchor the new telecast along with Steve Bartelstein, another native Chicagoan who is relocating from New York to his hometown to co-anchor the new show. Carlson is no stranger to the early morning time slot. She was the news reporter for WBBM's "Monsters & Money in the Morning" early morning show that will end on Aug. 27.
Though WBBM's new early morning show is still in development, it reportedly will have a more traditional format than did "Monsters & Money," a roundtable show with talk about finance, sports and other news of the day. The ratings for "Monsters & Money" were terrible, and WBBM management pulled the plug on the show after only seven months. The new early morning show, which will air starting at 4:30 a.m. on weekdays, launches Aug. 30.