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Tim Weigel’s son to do weekend sports on Ch. 7

Tower Ticker | Rafer Weigel is poised to follow in the footsteps of his father, the late Tim Weigel, by joining Chicago’s WLS-Ch. 7 as a sportscaster.

The TV industry subscription news site on Thursday reported Weigel has left HLN’s’ popular “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” where he has handled sports for three years. “Tipsters claim he walked out on his contract and has been hired as the weekend sports anchor/reporter at ABC-owned WLS,” the site said.

HLN sources say Weigel’s exit, but not his destination, was announced to “Morning Express” staff. WLS had no comment. Weigel could not be reached for comment.

‘Windy City Live’ to replace ‘Oprah’ on Ch. 7

From Tower Ticker | That new show moving into the 9 a.m. weekday slot on Disney-owned WLS-Ch. 7 after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ends its run of original episodes in May?

It’s going to be called “Windy City Live” instead of “Morning Rush.”