Chicago Journalist to Anchor Online Newscast

Carol Marin is best known outside of Chicago as the TV Anchor that quit her job because the station put Jerry Springer as a contributor on the newscast.

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Inside Chicago, Marin is one of the more well respected Journalist in the City. She is about to start anchoring a daily newscast again that only lasts 90 Seconds.

And the newscast will be done by the local paper.

Robert Feder writes that Marin will host a new online newscast for the Chicago Sun-Times website.

Starting next week, The Marin Report will appear at noon Monday through Friday on the home page of suntimes.com. From a studio in the Sun-Times’ newsroom, she will deliver a 90-second roundup of headlines and highlights of her colleagues’ work. Sun-Times Media editor-in-chiefJim Kirk said Marin will go in-depth on bigger topics some days, talk to newsmakers on other days, and bring reporters in to discuss major stories.

“Launching the Sun-Times’ first video program with Carol is a powerful step forward for the organization," he said in a statement.

The effort coincides with the launch of Wrapports Interactive, a new division of parent company Wrapports LLC, designed to deliver an array of multimedia video content to mobile, tablet and personal computer users.

Under Marin's new contract, she'll also write a weekly column for the Sun-Times. “Joining the Sun-Times in 2004 was one of the great decisions of my professional career,’’ she said. “Launching this new digital newscast while still doing a political column is the best of both worlds. We are all very excited about the possibilities it brings.”