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New News Director at Chicago's WGN-TV

The interim news director at WGN-TV Channel 9 has been named the official news director.  Jennifer Lyons succeeds Greg Caputo, who retired last week. Robert Feder reports that Lyons had served as assistant news director under Caputo since 2008 and was executive producer of the station’s morning and midday newscasts before that.  She has been at WGN for 20 years, and has also worked at WHO-TV, Des Moines and KWQC-TV in the Quad Cities.
WGN already produces 54 hours of local news each week, and is soon adding five hours on weekdays (at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday) and two hours on weekends (at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).