Why an award-winning TV reporter decided to do PR for Chicago's city treasurer
Time Out Chicago
Lilia Chacon, who was let go from Chicago's Fox affiliate last July, tells Robert Feder that "after 30 years in journalism, including 21 years at Fox Chicago, not a single news outfit was interested in putting an award-winning journo back on the air. Maybe if I was an older guy ... hmmm." (She's 56.) At Chacon's old station, WFLD-TV, "people are miserable and scared" about their futures, she says.