Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 13:45
Budget cuts continue to hit all of Chicagoland's newspapers. At the end of last week, at least five newsroom people were let go from the Chicago Sun-Times
, including media/marketing columnist Lewis Lazare. At the end of the day yesterday, newsroom cuts came to the suburban Daily Herald, with a small, but still unknown number of people released. Among those cut was Ted Cox, the former 15 year media columnist for the Daily Herald, who was most recently the newspaper's Cook County government reporter. He had been with the Paddock Publications-owned newspaper company since 1994.
His final column for the Daily Herald appeared online
Ted Cox covered numerous subject matters in his long career of writing for newspapers. Along with the media and Cook County government beats, he covered sports, politics, movies and music. Besides his many years at the Daily Herald, he has also written for The Chicago Reader, the Daily Southtown, United Press International, and the suburban Star newspapers. He still occasionally freelances for the Chicago Reader, writing about a variety subjects, from food to sports to television. His most recent contribution to the Reader was a review
of "The Chicago Code" TV show.
In addition to his newspaper work, Ted Cox wrote many books
on sports and music celebrities for younger readers in the 90's.
Ted Cox graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981.
Spokespersons for The Daily Herald and Paddock Publications have not yet responded to requests for more information about this week's layoffs.