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CHICAGO – January 28, 2022 – Craig Harrison has been named WGN-TV Director of Technology effective February 28, 2022, according to Paul Rennie, WGN-TV vice president and general manager.  Harrison will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the engineering department and the Bradley Place facility.  He is responsible for all technology for WGN-TV, national multicast networks AntennaTV & RewindTV, and national cable news network NewsNation.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Harrison was Head of Operations and Engineering at KYW/WPSG, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia.  Harrison has worked for TV groups and organizations as their Head of Operations and Engineering including, Entertainment Tonight, Ion Media Networks, CBS Television City and CBS O&O KCBS/KCAL.  Harrison was a media and technology consultant for Gensler, and led the PMO group at Fox Sports, as well as Director of Network Operations for RCN Chicago.  

From 1996-2000, Harrison was Director of Operations and News Production at CLTV in Oakbrook, IL. The move to WGN-TV will reunite him with many of his CLTV colleagues.

Harrison is a graduate of Purdue University, in West Lafayette, IN with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s Very Own source for news and entertainment and is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc.  WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station and can be seen on WGN-TV; WGN9+ streaming app on RokuAmazon Fire TV, and Apple TV; as well as WGNTV.com/Live and the WGN-TV News mobile app.  In-depth local weather coverage is available on all newscasts, WGNTV.com/Weather and the WGN-TV Weather mobile app.  WGN 9.2 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Media Inc.’s 1950s – 1970s  classic TV network Antenna TV, WGN 9.3 is the Chicago affiliate for Court TV, WGN 9.4 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Media Inc.’s 1980s – 2000s retro TV network Rewind TV, and WGN 9.5 is the Chicago affiliate for TBD.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNTV.com