WMAQ launches new local magazine

NBC-owned WMAQ-TV is launching a brand-new local magazine program to air after Saturday Night Live, beginning March 29.

Titled 24/7, the new show is hosted by Catie Keogh and Billy Dec, and it features interviews with celebrities and local Chicagoans, providing “a fun, fresh approach to Chicago’s unique blend of urban liveliness and Midwest charm” (think 190 North crossed with Upscale Chicago. )

Also joining in the festivities every week is Jamie Blyth, a former reality show contestant and co-author of the book Fear Is No Longer My Reality.

WMAQ aired a pilot episode of 24/7 December 31 (New Year’s Eve), and aired webisodes at 247chicago.tv.