CBS Chicago announces new traffic reporter

Chicago TV

This column is part of NewscastStudio's regular "Chicago TV" column that covers the latest in Chicago broadcasting.

After dropping traffic reporter Derrick Young earlier this month, WBBM in Chicago has named its new pick for the position.

 

Yasmeen Hassan has been named the new traffic anchor on the station’s morning news.

She starts Sept. 30.

Hassan is coming to CBS Chicago from a sister station — KOVR in Sacramento, California, which is also a CBS O&O.

Hassan won’t be the only new face on the station’s morning newscast — the station’s main sports anchor, Ryan Baker, took over as anchor this week.

CBS network producers also fly morning meteorologist Megan Glaros to New York to help out with the network’s severe weather coverage including, most recently, Hurricane Dorian.

When this happens, another member of the WBBM weather team typically handles the morning shift.

Glaros is also frequently featured on national CBS News broadcasts remotely from WBBM’s studios.