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.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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