WGN Radio’s Brian Noonan loses 157 pounds, gains new outlook on life

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On tonight’s WGN News at Nine, I’ll be profiling WGN Radio Host Brian Noonan. He’s brought a bright personality and sense of humor to the WGN airwaves for more than six years, currently co-hosting WGN Sports Night with David Kaplan and Andrea Darlas.

Brian had struggled with his weight for as long as he could remember, but in the summer of 2011, it rose to a new level. He wasn’t happy with the way he looked. He was in pain. It was July 11, 2011 – the day he would become a new person.

What’s followed is a year and a half of remarkable weight loss and personal transformation. He used the Weight Watchers points system to get his diet in order, and slowly incorporated more exercise. While Brian didn’t talk about his change too much on the airwaves, he would post photos on Facebook, along with encouraging comments and thoughts for others who were considering following in his footsteps.

As of the time of our interview, he had lost 157 pounds. He plans to lose ten more, then focus on keeping it off forever. If you’re in a similar situation and would like to contact Brian with any questions, he would love to hear from you. You can find him at the places below…

EMAIL: briannoonan@wgnradio.com

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/brian.noonan

TWITTER: @WGNBrianNoonan

Our Cover Story on Brian Noonan will be posted here after it airs on Thursday’s WGN News at Nine.

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  • Beth Lanious

    Hi Brian…just saw your story on WGN. You're doing great! I too started Weight Watchers in September and am down 18 pounds!! I did it about 5 years ago but gained some back. Not this time! I'm from Chicago ( the burbs actually) and now in AZ and my husband has gotten me into golf. We actually walked a course a few weeks ago. I feel so much better just eating the fruits and veggies. I also work at Sam's Club and walk about 5 miles a day (no kidding, I've worn a pedometer) so that really helps. Keep up the good work! Congrats! Beth Lanious, Gilbert, AZ.

  • Steven Williams

    Dear Brian
    I want to congratulate and commend you on sharing your success with weightloss. More importantly is your focus on maintaining a healthy relationship with food and an active lifestyle. Ive maintained a 100lb weightloss for the past seven years by weighing and measuring three meals a day, one day at a time. Your pictures and story are especially inspiring because unlike women, men so rarely share honestly about our problem in this area. I wish you and your wife all the best on your continued journey.


    Steve W , New York City

  • Patti

    You look amazing Brian. I'm happy you did it the healthy way, I also am doing Weight Watchers. I lost about 60 lbs and put back about 15. I'm trying to get back to goal and lifetime. great job!!

  • tom

    Friday morning I went to your site and it began with a presentation by the Trim Down Club. The 10 items were very informative. Later in the morning I went back for more info but it did not come up. As as intro to the Noonan story it would be helpful to all

  • Anthony

    I am really liking your story. I just started logging most everything that goes into my mouth with a online tool to log all nutrition and carbs that I eat. I am hoping that you share more details than what was on the news….I am checking your Facebook and would like to know how you started with an exercise routine and foods YOU AVOIDED at the beginning of yhour journey,

  • Amy Johnsen

    Brian, this is the first time I've ever seen you, and I had no idea that you were struggling with your weight! Congratulations on your incredible weight loss. You look fantastic. And I have to tell you that you are the funniest dj on WGN, the only one who could make me laugh outloud at 3 a.m. while I'm laying in bed. Wish you were back on a regular slot cuz I'm not much of a sports person. Again, best wishes and enjoy your new life!

  • Michelle

    Congratulations to you and your wife on your transformation! Keep up the great work. Your accomplishments are motivating. Thank you and best wishes on the last 10 pounds. Happy 2013!