Local Chicago station has to correct ‘Nightly News’ about return to school report

WMAQ, the local NBC owned station in Chicago, has to correct its “big sister” newscast “NBC Nightly News” Aug. 3, 2020.

During a report about coronavirus, correspondent Miguel Almaguer erroneously reported that Chicago Public Schools made the decision to switch from a hybrid model to completely remote.

That is not the case — in fact, later during the station’s 6 p.m. newscast, the station reported the exact opposite — and then had to make an on air “clarification” after its own (correct) reporting.

The original report aired on “Nightly” during its 5:30 p.m. timeslot local time.