Susan Carlson joins WLS as afternoon news anchor

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

Former CBS 2 morning news anchor Susan Carlson is joining WLS 890 AM as news anchor for Roe Conn and Richard Roeper’s afternoon show, starting later this month. She will succeed the legendary Jim Johnson, who retired Friday after 45 years at the Cumulus Media news/talk station.

It’s a return to her radio roots for the Chicago native, who worked for a variety of local stations, including WLS where she served as a news anchor for Conn’s afternoon show from 1998 to 2002.

“We are thrilled to have Susan back,” Conn told me. “She was an instrumental part of our run in the late ’90s and we’re looking forward to a great future.”

Carlson most recently was morning news anchor at CBS 2, where she had been a reporter and news anchor for more than 10 years. She was released May 17, but remains under contract to the station until July 18.

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