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Mike Viqueira Named WGN America D.C. Bureau Chief

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Nexstar-owned cable network WGN America has named Mike Viqueira chief of its new Washington bureau.

Viqueira comes from CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell in Washington, where he was lead Washington writer.

Viqueira will over see content for NewsNation, the network's prime time newscast as well as ovesee the bureau's daily operations and all Washington-based news coverage, reporting to Jennifer Lyons, WGN America VP of news.

Before joining CBS, Viqueira was a producer and White House correspondent at NBC News and chief congressional correspondent at MSNBC. Before that he was Washington Bureau Chief for Al Jazeera America. 

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.