Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:34
WGN-TV has brought in a new face to co-anchor its early newscasts from 4:00am-5:30am, alongside Erin McElroy. Beginning Monday, September 12th, Frank Holland will be joining the station as the WGN Morning News co-anchor and as a feature reporter.
Holland, a native of West Philadelphia, PA, comes to WGN-TV from WDIV-TV, the NBC station in Detroit, MI. He has been a general assignment reporter and weekend/fill-in news anchor there for two years. Prior to his time in Detroit, he has worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at stations in Yonkers, NY, Atlantic City, NJ, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (where he was also the sports anchor), and began his career at two stations in Fairbanks, AK.
Holland earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. It was there that he realized his true passion was journalism and pursued that career straight out of college.
Greg Caputo, WGN-TV news director made the announcement of the hire today. Caputo said in a statement about Holland: "We look forward to adding Frank to our AM team of personalities and we know our viewers will appreciate Frank's energy and passion for good story-telling."
Next month, Holland will be working the early morning news shift, including the very early 4:00am start time, which WGN-TV began one month ago
. For the last few weeks, Tom Negovan has been co-anchoring the early newscasts in the interim along with Erin McElroy
while the search was underway for a full-time co-anchor.