CBS Chicago lays off veteran reporter, two members of morning team
Pam Zekman, a Pulitzer winning investigative reporter, is reportedly among the on air names sent packing in late May 2020.
Zekman had been with the station for over 40 years, having also worked at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, where her work resulted in a total of three finalists for the Pulitzer and two wins.
The cuts bring more turmoil to an already low rated news station that has had its share of on air shuffles in the past year or so.
Kennedy and Glaros’ departures now mean that the entire core morning team will have turned over in a little over a year.
Bailey was temporarily replaced by Puccinelli, who then returned to reporting, mostly on the morning shift, before being cut this week.
Ryan Baker, who had been a sports anchor at the station, was eventually named the new morning co-anchor alongside Kennedy.
May 28, 2020, saw breaking news anchor Audrina Bigos in Kennedy’s spot alongside Kennedy and Ed Curran in Glaros’ role.
There are also reports that other on air positions as well as off camera staffers have been affected, though it is not immediately clear how many.