The coronavirus pandemic threatens to delay the launch of two ambitious new Chicago-based television news operations in the coming months.
CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 had announced plans to roll out CBSN Local, a 24/7 streaming news service, by the end of March. But in light of everything else going on, CBS 2 officials said Monday they don’t know when the service will start up.
Questions also surround the launch of a live daily national newscast on WGN America, the Chicago-based cable network owned by Nexstar Media Group. “News Nation,” a three-hour primetime newscast originating from a newsroom and studio at WGN-Channel 9, was to have debuted this summer.
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