There’s more good news at WGN AM 720 as bosses of the Tribune Broadcasting news/talk station continue to get the band back together.
Starting this weekend, news anchor Steve Bertrand will be reunited with Kathy O’Malley and Judy Markey, the former midday duo who returned to WGN last September to host a weekly show from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
“We’re thrilled about having Steve back,” said O’Malley, referring to the veteran newsman as “the wonderful third ingredient” from the earlier incarnation of “The Kathy & Judy Show,” which ran on WGN from 1989 to 2009. Bertrand also will work with Lou Manfredini, whose “Mr. Fix-It” show airs from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.
"Big fun ahead," Bertrand told friends on Facebook.
Todd Manley, vice president of creative content at WGN, said Bertrand would continue to work during the week as news anchor for Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano’s midday show and Garry Meier’s afternoon show. To accommodate his additional duties on Saturdays, Bertrand will take one weekday off each week, Manley said.
A native of Manteno, Illinois, who graduated from Marquette University with degrees in journalism and political science, Bertrand joined WGN as a reporter in 1985.