Kaufmann, who’s been off the air since October 6, said Monday he hopes to return soon. He declined to comment further on the matter.
Part-time hosts Matt Bubala, Amy Guth, Rob Hart, Brian Noonan and James VanOsdol will take turns filling in from 7 to 11 p.m. weeknights for the time being, according to Todd Manley, vice president of programming and content at WGN.
Throughout the Cubs playoff run, the station also will air a series of post-game specials featuring Mark Carman, Andy Masur, Adam Hoge and Connor McKnight, Manley said.
The 41-year-old Kaufmann joined WGN last April after 21 years as a producer at Chicago Public Media WBEZ 91.5 FM.