“Chicago Today,” a new lifestyle and entertainment show is set to launch on NBC 5 Friday.
The 30-minute show highlighting “new places to see and be seen,” entertainment news, parenting tips and new technologies and tools that “can make everyday lives easier,” will air at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
“The show will also embrace newsmakers, personalities and people that are making a difference in local communities,” according to a release.
The program, which can be watched across WMAQ’s on-air, digital and mobile platforms, will be hosted by Emmy-nominated anchor Cortney Hall and former POPSUGAR host and producer Matthew Rodrigues.
“Chicago is synonymous with amazing attractions like our beautiful parks and skyline, world-class museums, great sports teams, and an incredible gastronomic culture,” David Doebler, president and general manager of NBC 5 Chicago, said in a statement. “‘Chicago Today’ will dive deeper into all of this and what makes Chicago and its suburbs a world-wide destination for many around the world.”
“Chicago Today” will begin as a Friday-only highlight into the weekend, but will eventually be extended to five days a week.
“If you’re looking to be entertained, find out what the best and latest trends are, and learn about inspiring stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things, I invite you to check out ‘Chicago Today,’” Doebler said.