Marc Vitali is a producer for “Chicago Tonight,” with arts and culture as his main focus. We can remove the first show in the list to add this one. She has worked for NBC-5, CBS-2, and CBS on 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes II, the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and 48 Hours. Connect with PBS on Instagram. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May 2013 with a BA in Journalism and Political Science. She began her career in the Chicago suburbs (where she grew up) as a newspaper reporter. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Brandis Friedman is a co-anchor and correspondent for “Chicago Tonight.” Friedman came to WTTW in 2013 from WBBM Newsradio where she was an anchor and reporter. A native of Buffalo, New York, he got his start in reporting as sports editor of The Daily Cardinal student newspaper while an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin where he earned his BA in Journalism along with multiple Wisconsin Newspaper Awards for his weekly column. Brandis Friedman hosts the eighth episode of "Black Voices." Copy a link to this video to your clipboard. | Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning. Rebecca Palmore is the digital editor for WTTW News, including “Chicago Tonight.” She first tried journalism in Urbana-Champaign, writing occasionally about local theater for alt-weekly rag The Octopus (may it rest in peace). In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and tennis – but rarely at the same time. His stories and profiles have appeared on Wild Chicago, The Golden Apple Awards, and Artbeat Chicago. He is a three-time Emmy nominee and an alumnus of St. Ignatius College Prep on the Near South Side. or in the PBS app. Ponce is notable as a Chicago television journalist who hosts Chicago Tonight, a nightly television magazine of news and culture on WTTW 11. Kristen Thometz is a reporter for WTTW News, covering the health beat and other topics. Matt Masterson is a reporter for WTTW News who occasionally appears on “Chicago Tonight,” covering education and criminal justice. Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 1, 2020 - Full Show. Episode of the WTTW show Chicago Tonight, featuring segments on immigration, United Flight 93, and The Pump Room restaurant. In addition to working at WTTW, he has worked at ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and Harpo Studios. Thank you! Guests include: Phil Ponce, host Chicago Tonight, Dan Ponce, anchor WGN, and Anthony Ponce, NBC reporter. During the summers, Marc also directs a live video feed of musical acts at The Ravinia Music Festival. A lifelong Chicagoan, Erica is also an avid gardener, zealous cook, optimistic Cubs fan and adjective enthusiast. Phil Ponce, the Alexandra and John Nichols Chief Correspondent and host of “Chicago Tonight,” began at WTTW in 1992 as a correspondent for the show and substitute for longtime host John Callaway. An Ohio native, Patty came to Chicago eons ago to attend grad school at Northwestern, and never left. Friedman grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans, and received her master’s degree from The Journalism School at Columbia University in New York. Brandis Friedman and Paris Schutz hosts an episode of “Chicago Tonight.”. By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. In 2003, he brought his unique brand of storytelling to “Chicago Tonight,” where his beat has ranged from history to arts to science to human interest stories. He began his career in broadcast journalism at WRTV in Indianapolis and spent 9 years as a reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago. A native of Chicago’s southwest suburbs, Kristen began her journalism career working for her hometown newspaper, The Orland Park Prairie, before becoming editor of The Lockport Legend. Closed Captioning. How Soon Will We Know the US Election Outcome? Your continuing support helps make WTTW possible. His 10 documentaries were honored with numerous awards, including Emmys, Peter Lisagor awards, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Watch and listen to CHICAGO TONIGHT at 7:00 pm weeknights  – on your mobile device, streaming to your smart TV, or on your computer. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5488. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5454. Get extended access to 1600+ episodes, binge watch your favorite shows, and stream anytime - online 00:06 Copy video clip URL Camera opens on Carol Marin interviewing two guests, Juan Salgado from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights and Barry Chiswick from the University of Illinois at Chicago, about an immigrant worker rally that happened in Chicago. Copyright © 2020 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), all rights reserved. She also earned three regional Emmy Awards during her time in Washington, D.C. She got her start in journalism reporting on the telecommunications industry and after some career twists and turns, was part of the team that launched DNAinfo Chicago, where she covered neighborhood news throughout that website’s too-brief existence. She later produced segments for “Chicago Tonight” as a Newt N. Minow Fellow while working towards a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5502. In 1997, Ponce joined the Washington, D.C.-based NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as an anchor. Marin hosts discussions on local issues and news, conducting timely interviews with Chicago newsmakers. Heather Cherone is a reporter for WTTW News covering Chicago and Illinois politics, based out of Chicago City Hall. Marissa Nelson is the Minow Fellow in Journalism Excellence. Contact: [email protected], 773-569-1863. Patty Wetli is a reporter for WTTW News covering urban nature, the environment and other topics. Airing nationally, it won a Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, among other honors. Before receiving her BA in Creative Writing and English Lit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rebecca spent several years working her way around the world, including a stint as a dish washer in Perth, Western Australia. Schutz, along with Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpet player John Hagstrom, composed and performed the “Chicago Tonight” theme song. PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. She has worked as an anchor and network correspondent, has been awarded two George Foster Peabody awards, two National Emmy awards, and two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University awards. You've just tried to add this show to My List. She took a short hiatus from Chicago to be a show producer for ABC affiliate WQAD in the Quad Cities, but returned to join the “Chicago Tonight” team. Phil Ponce, the Alexandra and John Nichols Chief Correspondent and host of “Chicago Tonight,” began at WTTW in 1992 as a correspondent for the show and substitute for longtime host John Callaway. Full Schedule. | Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning. In 1997, Ponce joined the Washington, D.C.-based NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as an anchor. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to My List. Phil Ponce, host Chicago Tonight, Dan Ponce, anchor WGN, and Anthony Ponce, NBC reporter. During his time at KJZZ, he also filed stories for and appeared as a guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Here and Now, Marketplace, and the BBC World Service. Jay Shefsky is a senior producer and host of the series Jay’s Chicago. Frankly, unless you have a personal connection with Duke, who isn't rooting for the Bulldogs? Angel Idowu is the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation Arts Correspondent, a role that reflects an expansion in arts coverage on “Chicago Tonight.” A Chicago native who lives in Hyde Park, Idowu comes to WTTW from WJTV12, the CBS affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, where she served as a reporter and producer. She also co-hosted WSEC-TV’s “CapitolView,” and was a regular analyst on the “State Week” roundtable. He and his artist wife, Ann, live in Chicago and have three grown children, a photographer daughter and two sons who also are Chicago broadcast journalists. 11/01/2020 | 26m 46s Share this video: Share this video on Facebook. Tonight's big championship game comes after a televised nail-biter Saturday. After covering politics in Los Angeles and Oakland, California, Heather helped launch DNAinfo Chicago and covered City Hall for the late, lamented news organization before working as The Daily Line’s City Hall reporter and managing editor. Carol Marin is a segment host who joined the “Chicago Tonight” team in January 2006. He also worked as a senior correspondent and editor for Reuters in Hong Kong, and as a sports editor and writer for the Associated Press in London. He has reported extensively on Chicago politics, breaking numerous stories and conducting tough, probing interviews of Chicago mayors, aldermen and other public officials. Chicago Tonight - Phil Ponce Blog - Don't Make Me Watch. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Previously, she worked for Pretoria News in South Africa, and as a Capitol Hill reporter for Medill News Service in Washington, D.C. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5593. Last week I wrote about rooting for Butler in the NCAA basketball Final Four. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5588. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, she has been in television production for more than 30 years. Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW says anchor Phil Ponce will likely be back on the air Monday after an illness forced him into the hospital for several days. Ava Odom Martin is the assignment manager for “Chicago Tonight.” She joined our team in 2015. He joined WTTW after nearly five years with KJZZ, the NPR member station in Phoenix, where he served as a reporter, producer, and fill-in host. Check to see. She also produced the documentary, “Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story.” She co-produced the national PBS series, “Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know,” hosted by Paula Zahn. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5434. Before you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide. Cody previously served as Managing Editor of 14 East magazine where they won national and regional awards in cultural criticism, multimedia storytelling and general excellence. Silets went to Connecticut College and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. Report a Problem | J.B. Pritzker. Vinicky’s always looking for stories to tell, foods to try, books to read and new places to discover, so get in touch: @AmandaVinicky, [email protected], 773-509-5461. Angela Lebovic, Neighbor. Amanda Vinicky is a correspondent and segment host who focuses primarily on Illinois government and politics—though her insatiable curiosity leads her to cover a little bit of everything. For the last six years, he’s been teaching at Kennedy King College and at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. Connect with PBS on Facebook . Closed Captioning. In more than 30 years at WTTW, he has been executive producer of Artbeat Chicago and the documentary series “Chicago Stories.” He hosted the national PBS primetime series “10 that Changed America,” and the PBS special “Weekend in Havana.” Baer has won multiple Emmys and other awards. Balta is a two-time president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ); member of the organization’s Hall of Fame. A graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television, she began her career at startup station KSTS in San Jose, California. Since 1997, Alex Silets has been a producer on a number of WTTW programs, including “Chicago Tonight,” “Chicago Week in Review” and “Chicago Stories.” In 2012, she co-produced the documentary, “Remembering Chicago: The ‘70s & ‘80s.” In 2007, she co-produced a groundbreaking documentary on the history of Chicago’s LGBT community, “Out & Proud in Chicago,” hosted by Jane Lynch. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to My List. Connect with PBS on Twitter. Report a Problem | Copy a link to this video to your clipboard, Become a Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5403. Contact: [email protected], 773-509-5495. Erica Gunderson is an associate producer who produces Ask Geoffrey, as well as the Chicago Tonight Puzzle and other segments, having joined the team in 2012 with a background in copywriting, among other things.