Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano will leave Tribune News/Talk 720 WGN Chicago at the end of this week.
The husband and wife duo moved from Sunday nights to the 12pm-3pm slot in September 2013 among a massive schedule revamp. Todd Manley, VP of Content and Programming, told the Chicago Tribune, “Right now we need to invest in one less show. It’s just a matter of resources.”
With the elimination of Sirott and Murciano’s show, WGN will extend the hours of its other programs. Morning host Steve Cochran will extend to 10am and late-morning hosts Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder will move to a split 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm slot. The 12pm “Wintrust Business Lunch Hour” that Sirott and Murciano anchored will be led by Steve Bertrand. The new schedule will go into effect on Tuesday, September 8.