Wednesday, January 12, 2011

HLN's Morning Express Sports Anchor Auditions for Chicago Talk Show

Legendary Chicago Media Reporter Robert Feder writes in his Time Out Chicago Blog that Morning Express with Robin Meade sports anchor Rafer Weigel has auditioned for a new show designed to replace The Oprah Winfrey Show in the Chicago market.

WLS-TV has been holding auditions of nearly 200 potential candidates, and Feder writes that Rafer Weigel is one of those under consideration. He is not new to the Chicago area, his father, legendary Chicago sports anchor Tim Weigel, anchored sports for WMAQ-TV, WLS-TV and WBBM-TV.

Weigel joined CNN Sports in 2008 after stops in San Diego and San Francisco, California.

We'll watch this story and keep you posted.

Update from HLN Spokesperson: (12:02 PM ET) Rafer is a great part of the HLN team and the Morning Express family and he will be here for a long time.

Update: (1:32 PM ET) Looks like Rafer made a statement to Robert Feder: "I’ve decided not to pursue the WLS job and instead stay at HLN."

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