Five years after he signed on at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, “Good Day Chicago” anchor Kori Chambers is leaving for Tribune Broadcasting’s WPIX-TV in his native New York, where he’s expected to be named morning news co-anchor.
The move marks the second departure of a Fox 32 news anchor in as many weeks. Bob Sirott announced his exit last week after three years as 9 p.m. news anchor to host a midday talk show with his wife, Marianne Murciano, on WGN AM 720. Succeeding Sirott Oct. 1 will be Jeff Herndon, now at ABC affiliate KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas.
Fox Chicago sources confirmed the news about Chambers, which was first reported by Jerry Barmash of the media blog Tuned In. I reached out to Fox execs and Chambers for comment, but have not heard back.
The Bronx-born Chambers, who previously worked in Las Vegas and Springfield, Mass., joined Fox 32 in June 2008 from WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. The following year he began anchoring the station’s 5 a.m. weekday newscast.
He currently anchors “Good Day Chicago” from 5 to 7 a.m. with Dawn Hasbrouck and the noon news with Anna Davlantes.
In 2010, Chambers made Chicago magazine’s list of the city’s most eligible singles.