Published on Friday, 19 March 2010 12:33
A brand new locally produced television show is coming next month to the two Tribune-owned TV stations in town, WGN & CLTV. The program is a weekly half-hour food and lifestyle magazine called "Chicago's Best." Each week, the three hosts will look at some of the best food, people, places, and things to do across Chicagoland.
The three hosts for "Chicago's Best" are Ted Brunson, Sarah Spain and Brittney Payton. Ted Brunson has a history in television, including almost 6 years working on air for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, as well as being a host or reporter for WGN-TV, TLC, Speed TV, ESPN, and other networks. He is a Florida native, but has lived in Chicago for over 20 years now. Sarah Spain, a Chicago native and alumni of Second City, is a sports reporter & writer, who has a popular blog on ChicagoNow.com. She also guest hosted the ChicagoNow Radio show for two weeks after Bill Leff exited the WGN-AM show. Brittney Payton is the daughter of legendary Chicago Bears' running back, Walter Payton. She graduated from DePaul with a Communications degree, runs the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation with her mother, and co-founded the "Youth for Life" foundation to help educate teens about the importance of organ and tissue donation. This will be her first full-time on-air job.
"Chicago's Best" will make its premiere on April 18th. It will air Sunday nights at 10:00pm on WGN-TV. Encore airings of the Sunday show will air numerous times on CLTV: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 11:30am & 8:00pm, and both Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30am, Noon, & 7:00pm. "Chicago's Best" is produced by the Tribune-owned Oak Brook Productions.
The show will not have its own website, but instead has its own page
on the Tribune-owned ChicagoNow blogsite.