Kris Gutierrez Joins CBS 2 Chicago As Morning Anchor

Press release announcing hiring of Kris Gutierrez as morning anchor:

CHICAGO (CBS) — Kris Gutierrez has been hired as the new morning news anchor at CBS 2 Chicago [WBBM-TV]. Beginning March 12, 2012, Kris will anchor the 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday broadcasts alongside current co-anchor Susan Carlson.

In announcing the appointment, Jeff Kiernan, vice president and news director of CBS 2 Chicago said, “Kris has an incredible depth of news experience – on a local and national level – and I am thrilled to welcome him to our morning news team. He will bring a new energy and fresh perspective to our early morning news show and I’m confident viewers will enjoy his broadcast style.”

Gutierrez comes to Chicago from FOX News Channel where, since 2007, he has been a national correspondent based in Dallas, TX. As a network reporter for FOX News, Gutierrez was responsible for all editorial content in a four state region: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Previously, Gutierrez worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Houston [2004-07] and KVUE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Austin [2001-04].

Gutierrez began his broadcast career as a reporter and weekend anchor for two CBS stations. From 1999-2000, he worked at KXII-TV in Sherman, TX and, from 2000-2001, he worked at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, OH.

Gutierrez, who is married with two children, graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. His father is from Mexico and his mother grew up in Downers Grove, IL.

“CBS 2 Chicago has a rich tradition of producing quality news that informs and enlightens and I’m excited to join the team,” Gutierrez said. “In addition, I look forward to reconnecting with my extended family living in the Chicagoland area.”

Bruno Cohen, CBS 2 President/General Manager, took time to thank anchor/reporter Jim Williams, who has been filling-in weekday mornings since July, 2011. “During our search for a morning news co-anchor, Jim Williams made an extraordinary contribution to our newscasts by doing double-duty – anchoring weekday mornings and weekends,” Cohen explained. “It was a tough schedule and we are excited to have Jim back full-time as weekend anchor and weekday reporter.”

The CBS 2 Chicago 4:30-7 a.m. news is the only early morning newscast to post year-to-year growth in the market.

  • juju

    Poor guy. Wait until he reads the stuff that gets posted on this board.

  • Welcome To Hell Glamour Boy

    That was only the first shot, serpentine Shelly, serpentine !!!!.

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  • Dave

    I thought “KRIS” is how you spell a girls name?

  • How Ya Doin So Far Glamour Boy

    That was the second shot, serpentine Shelly, serpentine !!!!.

  • How Ya Doin So Far Glamour Boy 2

    Kris, check out some of (those) bars on Broadway, looks like you fit in. Thats the third shot. Dont forget to serpentine!!!!.

  • Deer Hunter

    He’ll find out quick Ms. Carlson is not a friendly person,why do I say that I have met her a couple of times,she is in the Cheryl Burton type from WLS7,

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    […] **Chicago market – CBS 2 hires Fox News reporter as morning news anchor.  Robert Feder at TimeOutChicago reports, “Eight months after WBBM- Channel 2 abruptly released Steve Bartelstein from his contract and sent him packing, the CBS-owned station finally hired a new face for its dismally low-rated weekday morning news show.  Kris Gutierrez, 34, a Dallas-based national correspondent for Fox News, will join CBS 2 as news anchor alongside Susan Carlson from 4:30 to 7am, starting March 12. Jim Williams, who has been filling in since Bartelstein’s ill-fated 10-month run ended last July, will return to full-time reporting and weekend anchoring duties.”  (more)  CBSChicago has the press release posted on its website: Kris Gutierrez Joins CBS 2 Chicago As Morning Anchor. […]

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