“We know what we’re biting off here. After joining the NBC affiliate in 1997, Donlon moved to Chicago in early 2018 for what he called a “dream job,” working at WGN-TV in the nation’s third-biggest television market. Or perhaps, as some say, it provides a rare opening for modest across-the-aisle cooperation. WGN-TV, a Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. television station in Chicago, announced Thursday that Cortopassi will be the new co-anchor of WGN Evening News. Donlon came to Chicago after 21 years as the main anchor at KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Oregon. When will Georgia be called for Trump or Biden? Joe and Kathy have been blessed with three children. When it comes to news, consumers today are bombarded with a variety of sources, from TV channels to social media. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. The show is scheduled to air from 8-11 p.m. Longtime Portlanders will recognize his name, because of Donlon’s tenure with Portland’s KGW-TV. Joe is leaving for Chicago, where he will be an anchor at WGN. Joe is leaving for Chicago, where he will be an anchor at WGN. TV anchors and reporters who left Indianapolis. It’s an outcome that dampens Democratic demands for a bold new agenda, emboldens Republicans and almost ensures partisan gridlock regardless of who wins the presidency. When longtime WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa left the Chicago station, KGW (Portland) Anchor Joe Donlon was brought in as Suppelsa's replacement. “The cable space is occupied by a lot of opinion and talk,” Donlon says in a phone interview. But, Donlon says, when he thought back to taking the leap fro Portland to Chicago, joining “News Nation” seemed like another risk worth taking. So to say goodbye is going to be tough.". Before that, he spent 10 years at KVOA-TV (NBC) in Tucson. The team is led by veteran journalists and weekday anchors, Joe Donlon and Marni Hughes, breaking news anchor, Rob Nelson, and chief meteorologist, Albert Ramon, who collectively bring … which owns local TV stations around the country. Watch his farewell in the video above. Joe D, as he’s been fondly called in the newsroom, has been bringing the news to Portlanders, Oregonians and Washingtonians for 20 years. He will replace Joe Donlon, who will now co-anchor News Nation, Nexstar's national news startup, which debuts Sept. 1. Chicago's Very Own WGN-TV tells news stories from Chicago and its suburbs, northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin. “They reflect the diversity of our country and will be the backbone of NewsNation, as WGN America begins charting a new course in television news, designed for the millions of viewers across the U.S. who want their news to be accurate, fair and without opinion.”. 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In Michigan, Democrats were spared a loss late Wednesday when Sen. Gary Peters beat back a tough challenge from Republican John James. Starting in September, Donlon will be helping launch “News Nation,” a new, nationwide primetime news broadcast from WGN America, the national cable network. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Joe is a veteran newscaster with more than 30 years of experience as the main anchor. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats faced increasingly long odds as the battle for Senate control hangs in balance, and Republicans brushed back multiple challengers to protect their majority. But that’s not what we’re going to do.". Now after just a couple of years, Donlon is being replaced. He started his career at KZTV (CBS) in Corpus Christi, Texas. Joe is leaving for Chicago, where he will be an anchor at WGN. Donlon came to Chicago after 21 years as the main anchor at KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Oregon. Now, Donlon’s preparing for an even bigger move, though he’ll still be in Chicago. Subscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts for the latest news and top stories. Contact Pulliam Fellow Christine Fernando at cfernando@gannett.com. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he also played left wing for the Marquette hockey team. “Ray has a passion for this city and knows the stories that shape it. Joe Donlon, who left Portland's KGW-TV for a job in Chicago, will lead the anchor team on "News Nation," a primetime national newscast coming to WGN America in … (Photo: WGN America). He spent nine years as an anchor and reporter at KVOA-TV (NBC) in Tucson, Arizona and began his career in Corpus Christi, Texas at KZTV-TV (CBS). The heavy hitter news anchor  Donlon who puts much dedication in his work  earns a decent amount of salary which makes his net worth to be estimated around 100 k and above. Donlon’s newscasts have been honored with numerous Emmy and AP awards. “You could say that I’m giving up one of the best local news jobs in the country to roll the dice on this thing,” Donlon says. The heavy hitter news anchor Donlon who puts much dedication in his work earns a decent amount of salary which makes his net worth to be estimated around 100 k and above. "I haven’t been quite able to put all the emotions into something meaningful," Cortopassi told the IndyStar. Donlon and his wife, Kathleen, have three grown children who are all living in Chicago. Donlon is married to Kathy’s information about the date which they got married is unknown. Subscribe to OregonLive. I will admit, a lot of viewers are looking for affirmation, not information.”, At the same time, Donlon says, he believes there are viewers who may watch CNN, MSNBC or Fox News, but are also willing to sample what other channels report. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. While he grew up in Chicago, he said he grew into a journalist in Indianapolis alongside lifelong friends including Ganote, Jim O'Brien and many others who he worked with. “Our on-air anchors and reporters, as well as those guiding the off-camera news-gathering process, are award-winning journalists who understand the importance of being objective,” said Sean Compton, Executive Vice President of WGN America. I’m humbled and thrilled by the chance to work in the best newsroom in America and grateful to join a team of journalists who know the value of telling Chicago’s story.”. Joe Donlon is a weeknight anchor on NewsNation. WASHINGTON (AP) — The election scrambled seats in the House and Senate but ultimately left Congress much like it began, deeply split as voters resisted big changes despite the heated raceat the top of the ticket for the White House. “News Nation” is designed to incorporate reports from the more than 5,000 journalists in TV newsrooms around the country. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The co-anchor journalist of the WGN news Joe has an average height and weight. The team is led by veteran journalists and weekday anchors, Joe Donlon and Marni Hughes, breaking news anchor, Rob Nelson, and chief meteorologist, Albert Ramon, who collectively bring nearly 80 years of experience in television news to their roles. All rights reserved (About Us). Cortopassi, who has received multiple Emmy and Associated Press awards, is originally from Dolton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and started his career in Chicago as a reporter for City News Bureau. Longtime KGW-TV news anchor Donlon will soon depart the Portland station to join the staff .They’re still looking for a replacement. The couple are living a happy  marriage life together. Here's a look at some of the key changes. Fran Harris Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, WNBA, Husband, Height And Net Worth. Ben Hill, who has been a "Sunrise" co-anchor at WTHR-13 since 2016, is taking a TV job in Nashville. Cortopassi said he is thankful to his Fox59 colleagues for helping him learn to tell stories and for his viewers in Indianapolis for allowing him to tell their stories. "To the viewers who’ve encouraged me to be myself on the air, been there through the ups and downs, you’re the reason I’ve had any measure of success," he said. August 24, 2020 / Scott Jones When longtime WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa left the Chicago station, KGW (Portland) Anchor Joe Donlon was brought in as Suppelsa's replacement. Joe is the perfect person for the position. Career highlights include reporting from Kuwait following the Gulf War in 1991, covering several national political stories over the past several decades, and anchoring coverage of a number of major sporting events, including the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and the Oregon Ducks football team in both the 2010 Rose Bowl and 2011 National Championship game in Phoenix, AZ. The primary Monday-Friday anchor duo will be Joe Donlon, a WGN Chicago veteran, and Marni Hughes, who signs on after an eight-year run as an evening news … The weekend NewsNation team will be led by anchors Rudabeh Shahbazi and Nichole Berlie, breaking news anchor, Aaron Nolan, and meteorologist Gerard Jebaily. Help fund crucial watchdog journalism. Joe Donlon has been a familiar presence as a KGW-TV news anchor since he joined the Portland station in 1997. "But I will say I’m excited about the next chapter in my life.". “I really thought I would retire there,” says the 57-year-old. Go to the “News Nation” website, https://wgnamerica.com/news-nation/ to see where to find the WGN America channel on your cable or satellite system. We’re taking on some of the giants in cable news, and some of the biggest names in cable news. Joe Donlon is the co-anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six, WGN News at Nine, and WGN News at Ten. In contrast to the cable news primetime shows, “News Nation” won’t be examining current issues through any political filter, Donlon says. “The thought was, how long will this last? “If you want to sit around and watch people talk about the president, there are lots of options. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. WGN brings you the very latest breaking news, weather, sports and entertainment. He relplaces Mark Supelsa, who left the station at the end of last year. Now after just a couple of years, Donlon is being replaced. 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