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“NBC 5 RESPONDS” AND “TELEMUNDO CHICAGO RESPONDE” CONSUMER UNITS TO ADDRESS VIEWERS’ TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ON-AIR, NEXT WEEK

NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago will also host a live on-air chat featuring local consumer experts

CHICAGO, IL – (September 6, 2019) – As part of their ongoing commitment to help viewers with their consumer problems, NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago’s consumer investigative reporters Lisa Parker and Zully Ramírez from NBC 5 Responds and Telemundo Chicago Responde will report on viewers’ top consumer issues during the stations’ afternoon and evening newscasts beginning Monday, September 9 through Thursday, September 12. The stations’ weeklong efforts will culminate with a live on-air and digital chat on Friday, September 13 from 4pm to 6:30pm featuring Parker and Ramirez, and local consumer experts answering questions from viewers. NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are home to NBC 5 Responds and Telemundo Chicago Responde, the only bilingual consumer investigative units in the market dedicated to answering and resolving consumers’ issues. Since 2016, NBC 5 Responds and Telemundo Chicago Responde have collectively returned more than $3 million dollars for Chicago-area viewers.

Discussion Topics for Monday, 9/9 – Thursday, 9/12:

  • NBC 5 News at 4pm // NBC 5 News at 10pm: Consumer Investigative Reporter Lisa Parker will report on the following consumer categories and issues: appliances, banking problems, car defects, contractors, home warranties, internet scams, unfair parking tickets, and wireless issues.
  • Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 10pm: Consumer Investigative Reporter Zully Ramírez will discuss the following consumer topics for Spanish-speaking audiences: used cars, contractors, warranties, shipping delays, and breach of contract matters.

Live, On-Air Consumer Chat on Friday, 9/13:

  • NBC 5 Responds and Telemundo Chicago Responde consumer units host a live, on-air and digital/mobile chat from 4pm to 6:30pm.
  • Viewers can submit their consumer questions online at NBCChicago.com and through the “NBC Chicago” app. Spanish-speaking audiences can submit questions online at TelemundoChicago.com and through the “Telemundo Chicago” app.
  • Reporters Lisa Parker and Zully Ramírez will select questions at random and invite a panel of local consumer experts to answer viewers’ questions live, on-air.
  • Participating groups include: Better Business Bureau, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Citizens Utility Board, Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Illinois Attorney General.
  • Subject-matter experts focusing on Lemon Laws, Contracts, and Parking Tickets will also be available to answer viewers’ questions.

To submit a consumer problem, visit NBCChicago.com or call: 844-NBC-RESPONDS. Spanish-speaking audiences can visit TelemundoChicago.com or call 312-836-1444 to submit a consumer tip.

About NBC 5 Chicago

NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV) is the owned NBC station in Chicago. During NBC 5 Chicago’s rich history, the station pioneered a number of television “firsts.” On April 15, 1956, NBC 5 became the world’s first all-color TV station. In September of 1986, NBC 5 became the first Chicago commercial station to broadcast in stereo. In 1989, NBC 5 was the first Chicago station to present closed captioning of all local newscasts. Currently, NBC 5 airs over 39 hours of local news per week in HD on its core channel and the latest news, weather, original franchises and streamed original content on nbcchicago.com and NBC Chicago Mobile App.

About Telemundo Chicago

Telemundo Chicago / WSNS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo Chicago produces five daily award-winning newscasts Monday through Friday and four on Saturdays and Sundays. These newscasts all deliver the latest local news, weather forecasts, consumer reports, entertainment and sports updates across a variety of platforms. Viewers can also access up-to-date local news and information online at TelemundoChicago.com, via the station’s dedicated mobile app and social media channels.

 

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NBC 5

Frank Whittaker

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Telemundo Chicago
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