Retired anchor/reporter Art Norman will return to NBC 5 Chicago on a part-time basis starting in September. Twice a month, he will return to NBC 5's 5PM newscast to air his.
"Art Norman’s Chicago" segments, which are highly popular segments that originally began in 2002 and over the years recognized many "unsung" heroes.
"I’m pleased to tell you that ‘Art Norman’s Chicago’ is making a comeback on NBC 5," said Frank Whittaker, Station Manager and Vice President of News at NBC 5. "When Art retired two years ago, Warner (Saunders) called him the ‘heart and soul of NBC 5.’ I’m delighted we’ll soon be hearing ‘Art Norman here’ booming across the newsroom again."
Art Norman spent almost 30 years at NBC 5 before his retirement in 2009. He’s been recognized many times for his reporting – Emmys, IRE, AP awards, and RTNDA, to name a few.
His "Art Norman's Chicago" segments told the stories of people doing great things in their communities in and around the Chicago area.
"Even after he retired, Art worked tirelessly to promote NBC 5 and the communities we serve," said Larry Wert, President, Central & Western Region for the NBC Owned Television Stations. "Art makes a difference everyday and we couldn't be more pleased to have him back."