WGN Morning News Supervising Producer

Recent Articles
  • Ecologist Talks About Impact of Australian Bushfires

      Ecologist Mark Graham, who works with the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales, spoke to WGN about the ongoing bushfires engulfing large parts of Australia.    

  • 7 Year Old Avett Ray doesn’t let blindness keep him from playing piano

      Avett Ray is a musical prodigy at only 7 years old. When he was 11 months, he first taught himself to play piano. Now, the boy, who was born blind is racking up thousands of views on Youtube.

  • Jim Warren’s 3 Takeaways from the Democratic Debate

    Night one of the Democratic presidential debates was a showdown between moderates and progressives. Jim Warren, executive editor of NewsGuard and the national political columnist for US News and World Report shares his three takeaways from the debate.  

  • YouTube Personality ‘Blanks’ Talks About His Success and Love of 80’s Music

    Think of music, happiness and over-excited yelling and you`ll definitely think of 22 year old rising star “Blanks” (real name: Simon de Wit). The Dutch musician rapidly built an international fan base by his YouTube channel `Music by Blanks` which he started at the age of 15 and is heading towards 1 million subscribers. His “Style Swaps” have led to collaborations with mega DJ Armin Van Buuren, and more recently Ariana Grande gave love for his remake of `Thank You, […]

  • Two local women turn baby naming into a business

    First, there was the wait for the name of Meghan MarkleĀ  and Prince Harry’s royal baby. Now, one local company is using all that attention to help their local business. It’s called “Future Perfect”, a baby name consulting service. The business was founded by two local moms, who met on a playground and bonded over their children’s unique names. You pay money, and they’ll help you find a unique name for your baby-to-be. Macaire Douglas and Cara Sullivan joined WGN […]

  • Impact of Trade War with China

    China says it plans to hike tariffs on U.S. products by 25% starting June 1st; in retaliation for America`s decision to increase tariffs from 10% to 25%. Sixty billion dollars of American products will be affected, including farm exports, toys and appliances made in China. Christine McDaniel, a senior research fellow at Mercatus Center at George Mason University explained the impact of those increases.

  • Boy shares his love for Imagine Dragons

    A young boy from suburban Glen Ellyn showed off his love for the band, Imagine Dragons.  

  • College Admissions Scandal: Pressure to get into the right school

    It`s being called the largest college admissions scandal ever. Fifty CEO’S, coaches & actors cheated to help their children get into elite colleges. Frank Palmasani, college counselor at Providence Catholic High School and author of “Right College, Right Price” spoke to WGN Morning News about the rising pressure to get into the right school.

  • Former Secret Service agent discusses safety concerns following Mercy Hospital shooting

    WGN Morning News spoke with G. Michael Verden, CEO and founder of the Lake Forest Group, about safety and security protocols following the deadly shooting at Mercy Hospital.

  • Three Men Share Their Opinion of Hallmark Christmas Movies in Viral Podcast

      WGN Morning News spoke with the guys from “Deck the Hallmark;” the viral podcast that has three men, Brandon Gray, Daniel Pandolph and Daniel Thompson, sharing their opinion of every holiday film that airs on the Hallmark channel this season.

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