WTVJ's Nick Bogert Leaving for Chicago

TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us.

Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller Dawkins, and Humberto Hernandez. He's helped us understand the news. That's a rapidly disappearing quality. He's also my neighbor and I'll miss him. Thanks to SFLTV for reporting this first.

Also outta here is the guy we named Best TV News Reporter this year: Q. McCray. He left WSVN Channel 7 for Orlando. Friggin' Orlando!? We need the guy. We need the news.

Of course, if we're lucky, both of these guys will end up like Rick Sanchez: on CNN. Except they will never be nearly as annoying.

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