Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Natalie Bomke to WFLD Chicago from Fox 26 KRIV

Fox 26 KRIV's Natalie Bomke heading to WFLD Chicago Fox 32

Natalie Bomke
Natalie Bomke
Lots of you have been asking me if Fox 26 KRIV is getting a new set since the newscasts have apparently moved into the newsroom.

But it really sounds like the Fox owned and operated station will actually need a new anchor soon even more.

Scott Jones over at FTV posted that our own Natalie Bomke is heading back home to Illinois to work at Chicago Fox owned station WFLD. What a coincidence. Former Fox 26 KRIV News Director Tom Doerr moved to WFLD Chicago Fox 32 earlier this year.

According to her bio, before coming to Fox 26 in March 2010, Bomke co-anchored FOX40 KTXL in Sacramento, California. She also worked at WICD-TV in Champaign and WICS-TV in Springfield which are both located in Illinois.

With her new job, she will be able to catch the Illinois Fighting Illini games at her alma mater the University of Illinois.

Natalie told mikemcguff.com last year that she would rather take our heat than her hometown's cold.

"Growing up in Central Illinois, I’d take the heat over waking up in the mid-30’s any day," Bomke told me. "Using a credit card to scrape ice off your windshield, wearing heels and two pairs of pantyhose, is not my idea of a good time. But, I do miss my family."

She also told me that she liked the shirtless men at Memorial Park.

Well, at least now she can maybe watch Da Bears guys running shirtless.

UPDATE
A representative for FOX Television Stations tells me Bomke will anchor weekdays from 5-7am alongside Dawn Hasbrouck on WFLD's "Good Day Chicago." Bomke replaces Kori Chambers who is leaving for WPIX New York according to TV Spy.

UPDATE 2
Chicago media blogger Robert Feder asks if Bomke is the future main anchor for WFLD.



16 comments:

  1. First Anna Davlantes(currently at WFLD), then Jan Jeffcoat(now in Washington D.C. at WUSA), and now Natalie Bomke. Who else will go to Chicago next?

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  2. Yes, who at Fox 26 will Tom open the Doerr for next in Chicago? Inquiring minds want to know.

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  3. Meh .... Who cares ... C-Level Reporter/Anchor

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  4. I liked her! When is her last day?

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  5. Natalie is a fun on air anchor sad to see her going to chicago. not bad on the eyes... once she leaves there won't be one hot tv personality there. not one

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    1. Melissa's a doll. Bomke? Just another bleached blonde in front of a camera with no skills and some vanity surgery to boot.

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  6. Good riddance to Mrs. Ed. Annoying and untalented and won't be missed.

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  7. I'm not surprised that Natalie Bomke is leaving Fox 26 and heading back home to Chicago, but I wish her the best of luck at WFLD-TV Fox 32.

    To the first person, who commented on who's the next at Fox 26 to leave: we can expect MORE folks to leave Fox 26 (new blood is needed and I'm hearing rumors of some house-cleaning over there)

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  8. I love watching her in the mornings! She will be missed!

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  9. I liked Natalie Bomke. Sad for her to leave H-town. I do guess being closer to your alma mater is always cool. So I guess this will work out well for her.

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  10. My opinion, your opinion of Natalie on camera is subjective. I happened to think she's a wonderful anchor. Off camera it's almost impossible not to like her. She's a great employee and co-worker. That's a fact. Natalie works hard and has earned this next step in her career.

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    1. My opinion is that your opinion is incorrect and impacted by your friendship and false idol admiration for her, or your simple wish to date her. She's a terrible anchor, an irritating presence, and in general one or way too many TV News folks who have zero talent and rely on scalpels and lighting and supposed looks to replace talent and integrity.

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  11. I'm sure many and/or of the negative comments above are written by bitter old and unattractive on air talent at FOX out ot make Miss Natalie look bad. They are happy to see her leave because she was the prettiest thing on air there, but I assure you she will be better in her home state.

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    1. If she's the prettiest thing on air there, it explains their low ratings. (And I think Isiah Carey is the prettiest thing on air there.)

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  12. Let's hope the big girl goes to Alaska. She won't let any cooks talk and she eats all he food before the viewers can see It.

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  13. Shame people can't say something nice!

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