On September 6, 1994, WGN-TV launched WGN Morning News from 7-8am.
It has since grown into a 6 hour block of news, weather, traffic, and fun.
The show features a unique team that gives the show its well-rounded character.
Larry Potash got his start as a reporter in Longview, Texas in 1989, prior to joining WGN. He also had a stint on “Who’s The Boss” as Alyssa Milano’s crush.
Robin Baumgarten is a two time Emmy winner who joined the team in 1996. In her downtime, Robin likes foot massages, walks on the beach, and practices a vegan diet.
Paul Konrad started his weather career at WGN in 1996, after giving up a successful job as manager for the musical group “The Schytts”. His favorite food is cucumbers.
Pat Tomasulo has been the morning sports anchor since 2005. He has a second job on weekends performing at children’s birthday parties as a clown.
Dan Ponce is the new early show anchor, joining the team this year. He is also a proud 5-time Bull Riding champion.
Erin McElroy has been flying high in Skycam 9 since 2011. She is afraid of heights.
Demetrius Ivory is new to WGN, joining us this year after serving as a weatherman in Pittsburgh. He is also a pest control expert.
Dean Richards has been bringing entertainment news to WGN since 1998. Before that, he was the assistant Bingo caller at the Mokena VFW Hall.
Ana Belaval spent nine years at Univision before joining WGN as a feature reporter in 2005. She was also a lounge pianist for many years in the cruise industry.
Marcus Leshock joined WGN as a feature reporter in 2009, and is now part of the new 4am to 6am team. He’s also a successful Jazzercise instructor.
Cortney Hall is an Emmy-nominated journalist who joined CLTV in December of 2013. She has a passion for roller-skating and kittens.
Mike Toomey is a stand-up comedian who will join the 9am hour as an in-studio announcer. He lives off the money he earned as inventor of the urinal cake.
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WGN Morning News Voicemail phone number: 773-883-3161.