For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2005
Distinguished Journalist Carol Marin Joins WTTW11's Chicago Tonight
Chicago WTTW President and CEO Daniel Schmidt announced today that respected Chicago journalist Carol Marin will join the Chicago Tonight team beginning in January 2006. Marin will join Phil Ponce, whose role will be expanded, in hosting the nightly local news magazine.
Marin, a native Chicagoan, will host discussions of local news stories and issues, as well as conduct interviews during her twice-weekly appearances. Marin is among several additional contributors who will join Ponce as the program takes a more ensemble approach in the new year.
"Carol's knowledge of Chicago, her journalistic integrity, and her reporting experience make her a perfect choice for our nightly news magazine program. We're thrilled to have Carol join us and we think viewers will be, too." said Schmidt.
Marin has worked as an anchor and network correspondent, and has been awarded two George Foster Peabody awards, two National Emmy awards, and two Alfred I. duPont Columbia University awards. She has worked for NBC5, WBBM, and CBS on 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes II, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and 48 Hours. She currently works as an investigative reporter for NBC5 and is a political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
"I am proud to join such a respected team of journalists, including, of course, Phil Ponce. As a frequent panelist and viewer of Chicago Tonight, I value the service it provides to our community. Whether covering the Sox or City Hall, Chicago Tonight provides insightful, engaging and balanced reporting," said Marin.
In November 2002, the former half-half news analysis show Chicago Tonight expanded to a live and lively 60-minute news magazine program. The program's multi-topic format includes segments on local news and public affairs, arts and culture, business, sports, history and lifestyles.
The most watched public television station in America, WTTW11 has four million monthly viewers and serves a four-state area. For 50 years, viewers have turned to WTTW11 for distinctive programming that informs, inspires, educates and entertains. Recognized for its award-winning local and national productions, WTTW11 is committed to presenting the very best in cultural, nature, science, public affairs and children's programming.