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WGN-TV Launches Digital Newscasts for Web, App

WGN News Now Chip Brewster and Christine Flores
Chip Brewster and Christine Flores host 'WGN News Now' (Image credit: WGN-TV)

WGN-TV, Nexstar’s TV station in Chicago, has launched WGN News Now, digital-only newscasts appearing on the station’s website and on its WGN News mobile app.

WGN News Now provides news and weather updates each weekday in English at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. CT, and at 2 p.m. in Spanish. 

The newscasts have been airing for a few weeks as a soft launch and the station has started promoting them this week.

The newscasts will also provide investigative, sports and feature reporting, including Chicago Scene, a WGN original digital series highlighting things to do and places to see in the area.

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WGN News Now is hosted by Chip Brewster and Christine Flores. 

Billed as “Chicago’s Very Own,” WGN said it programs more local news than any other station in the market.

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