ABC 7 Chicago announces new anchor lineup

WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has announced changes behind the anchor desk:

  • Cheryl Burton, who joined the station in 1992, will take over Kathy Brock’s spot at 10 p.m.
  • Brock joined the station in 1990 as a morning anchor and announced her retirement earlier this month.
  • Burton has been a major fixture on the station’s 10 p.m. newscast since 2003; her name and image appears in talent reopens.
  • Burton will continue to anchor the station’s 5 p.m. newscast with Alan Krashesky and the hour-long 7 p.m. newscast the station produces for WCIU, with Hosea Sanders.
  • Judy Tsu, who currently co-anchors the station’s 4 p.m. newscast, will add the 6 p.m. show to her duties.
  • Tsu has been with the station since 2001, originally anchor the morning news.
  • Morning anchor Tanja Babich, who appears on the station from 4:30 to 7 a.m., will now anchor the 11 a.m. newscast.
  • Babich joined ABC 7 in 2014 and, in 2016, replaced Tsu on the morning anchor desk.
  • Brock’s departure will be the latest in a series of high profile retirements at the station — including anchors Linda Yu, Ron Magers and meteorologist Jerry Taft.
  • The changes take effect June 28, 2018.
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