WLS-Channel 7 adds more weekend morning news

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ABC 7 announced Friday that it will beef up its Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts by an hour starting Nov. 2.

The additional hour will air from 5 to 6 a.m., said Jennifer Graves, ABC 7 Chicago vice president and news director, in an emailed statement.

That brings the channel’s weekend news programming up to 11 hours —more than any TV station in the city, according to ABC’s announcement.

Other local stations — WMAQ-Channel 5 and WBBM-Channel 2 — have bolstered their weekend coverage in recent months, too. WGN-Channel 9 also added an hour to its weekday morning newscasts last month.

WLS-Channel 7’s Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts will air in two, two-hour blocks from 5 to 7 a.m. and 8 to 10 a.m. “Good Morning America on the Weekends” will continue to air from 7 to 8 a.m.

ABC 7 also broadcasts news from 5 to 5:30 p.m. (6 p.m. during college football season) and from 10 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Ben Bradley

Ben Bradley, who currently anchors the Sunday morning newscasts with Stacey Baca, will again team up with Baca to anchor the Saturday morning newscasts.

Stacey Baca

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