Naperville’s Laura Bannon headed home to morning weather job at CBS 2

Laura Bannon

Nearly a year after Megan Glaros was cut in sweeping companywide layoffs at WBBM-Channel 2, the CBS-owned station has hired her replacement as weekday morning meteorologist.

Laura Bannon, who grew up in Naperville and attended Neuqua Valley High School, will join CBS 2 in April, according to an announcement Tuesday by Jeff Harris, vice president and news director.

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“Finally headed home. See you soon, Chicago!” Bannon tweeted.

Until earlier this month Bannon, 31, worked for WSMV, the NBC affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee.

The University of Missouri graduate, who studied meteorology at Mississippi State University, previously worked for stations in Jefferson City, Missouri; Jackson, Tennessee; Wichita, Kansas; and Dallas, Texas.

Ryan Baker and Audrina Bigos anchor CBS 2’s morning newscast from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Monday’s comment of the day: Chad Rubel: I really enjoyed the mix of classic rock in the early days of The Drive. A softer mix was pleasant to listen to for long stretches. Now The Drive plays Guns and Roses and Def Leppard, which makes me turn the radio to a different station.