Fran Preston out at Channel 2

In a cost-cutting move, Fran Preston – who was vice president, station manager, and program director of CBS-owned WBBM-TV, was let go yesterday when her position was eliminated by CBS management. Preston worked with boss Joe Ahern at ABC-owned WLS-TV during their heyday and was a 24-year veteran of the station, has been at WBBM since 2002.