Weigel heads to CNN

Rafer Weigel, the son of the late sports anchor Tim Weigel, has landed a plum job with CNN, and is following in his father’s footsteps: He’ll be the sports anchor for CNN Headline News’ Morning Express, which runs weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. starting Monday.

The Evanston-born Weigel also has a Hollywood resume: He regularly appeared in Jenny McCarthy’s short-lived NBC sitcom Jenny, and most recently provided voices on an episode of Adult Swim’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.