Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 15:16
"Chicago Speaks," V103's public affairs call-in community forum that airs each Sunday morning from 6:00am-8:00am and hosted by veteran Chicago media personality, Ty Wansly, has added a new co-host. Fox Chicago News' Darlene Hill has joined the show. She began on the show this past weekend.
Darlene Hill is a reporter for WFLD's afternoon & evening newscasts and a former anchor for the station. She is a three-time Emmy award winner (two regional Emmys and one national) and a recipient of the national Edward R. Murrow award. Just recently, her coverage of the Derrion Albert beating won WFLD a Peabody award. (Hill & News Director Carol Fowler will be picking up the award in New York on Saturday.) She has been with WFLD since February 1994.
Hill, an Ohio native, has been very active in Chicago area community service and charities. She works extensively with teenagers, mentoring students at various Chicagoland schools. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and its local chapter, the Chicago Association of Black Journalists.
"I can't be more excited about a journalist of Darlene's caliber joining our line-up," said Derrick Brown, Director of Urban Programming for Clear Channel Radio Chicago. "She has built a strong reputation of asking tough questions and has an uncanny way of getting to the crux of issues affecting our community. Darlene and Ty are a dynamic team."
WVAZ's "Chicago Speaks" has been on the air since July 2007. Darlene Hill replaces Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, who left the program in January.