This is a behind-the-scenes announcement for the Marquee Sports Network, the Cubs’ new TV channel, but it might mean more to the channel than any on-air hire they make (other than Len and JD).
The network announced Tuesday that they have hired longtime WGN-TV Cubs executive producer Bob Vorwald as a special advisor to the channel’s general manager Mike McCarthy. Vorwald will continue in his current role as WGN’s production manager.
This is an outstanding hire by the Marquee Network. Vorwald, a Chicago-area native who has written two Cubs-related books: “Cubs Forever: Memories from the Men Who Lived Them” and “What It Means to Be a Cub,” has been the EP of Cubs baseball at WGN since 1998 and has a deep knowledge of Cubs television and what Cubs fans like to see on their TV broadcasts.
In a statement, Vorwald said, “I am grateful to Marquee for offering me the chance to extend my passion for Cubs baseball and to everyone at WGN for allowing me to pursue this unique opportunity.”
McCarthy added in a statement: “Bob will bring a sense of history and perspective that only someone deeply connected to Cubs television can bring. We have an enormous amount of…