Producer Bios | Credits

Producer Bios

Geoffrey Baer
Geoffrey Baer is a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and program host for WTTW11 in Chicago. He is best known as the host and writer of WTTW’s popular feature-length specials about Chicago architecture and history including Chicago’s Lakefront, Chicago by Boat: the New River Tour, and Chicago by ‘L’: Touring the Neighborhoods, as well as six programs covering virtually all of Chicago’s suburban areas. He took viewers on a culinary tour in The Foods of Chicago: A Delicious History, which was nominated for a coveted James Beard Award, and explored the surprising side of the city in Hidden Chicago. His eighteenth special, Chicago’s Loop: A New Walking Tour debuted in the November of 2011.

Mr. Baer also appears regularly on WTTW’s flagship nightly public affairs program Chicago Tonight answering viewers’ questions about Chicago architecture and history in a segment called Ask Geoffrey.

In his 21 years at WTTW he has been Executive Producer of the weekly cultural magazine show Artbeat Chicago and of the weekly documentary series Chicago Stories. He has also written and produced numerous other documentaries and cultural and entertainment specials for WTTW and PBS.

For radio, he writes and narrates stories about Chicago history heard nationally over NPR stations on weekly broadcasts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Before joining WTTW, he worked at local NBC and ABC TV stations in Cincinnati, Michigan, and Philadelphia. He also spent five years on the theater faculty at Chicago’s high school for the arts.

In addition to his Emmy awards, Mr. Baer has received the CPB Gold Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcast, and awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, the New York Festivals, the U.S. International Film and Video Festival and the Chicago Headline Club. He has also been honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Illinois State Historical Society.

Mr. Baer has been a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 1987. He is a board member of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Architecture and Design Society and an emeritus board member of Lookingglass Theatre Company.

He has a master’s degree in theater from Northwestern University an undergraduate degree in Radio/TV/Film from Miami University in Ohio.

Daniel Andries
Daniel Andries has been a producer with WTTW11 since the summer of 2000. For five years he was the Series Producer of Artbeat Chicago, WTTW’s weekly arts magazine series, earning a number of Midwest Emmys for himself, the show and its producers and hosts. His 2006 hour-long documentary on Illinois artists Orbert Davis, Dessa Kirk, Allison Joseph and the late Laura Wiley, Beauty Rises: Four Lives in the Arts was produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Illinois Arts Council and won two Emmys, two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club and a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Television Festival.

Other work on the arts includes Jeanne Gang: The Sky’s the Limit, Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past, Remembering Ed Paschke, arts reporting for Chicago Tonight, producing Arts Across Illinois Centerstage and acting as Executive Producer for Arts Across Illinois. Daniel previously worked with Geoffrey Baer as producer of Baer’s tour shows Chicago by Boat: The New River Tour and The Southwest Suburbs: Birthplace of Chicago. Other credits include Out & Proud in Chicago, Irish Chicago, and DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis.

He remembers like it was yesterday when Michael Graves Portland Building radically altered the playing field of American architecture. And he remembers the day he walked into a Target store and saw that Michael Graves has just radically altered what was available at a big-box retail store. It’s been very exciting to tell the story of Graves’ multi-faceted career in Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour.



Website Producer
Margaret Newman

Website Design and Development
Kevin Crowley
Chris Ege
Jenny Macchione
John Ritterbush

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Interactive
Anne Gleason

Television Production

Producer & Writer
Daniel Andries

Host & Writer
Geoffrey Baer

Director of Photography
Matthew Howe

Paul Thornton

Soundtrack Composed & Performed by
Nicholas Tremulis & Rick Barnes

Associate Producer
Liz Reeves

Art Director
Linda Fox

Graphic Design
Reed Marvine

Marc Hoppe

Additional Camera
Daniel Andries
Tim Boyd
Al Hilliard
Wayne Kosbau
Dave Moyer
David Spangler

Photo Animation
Barbara E. Allen
Steve Miller
Barbara Shintani
Tom Siegel

Studio Crew
Dave Moyer
Derrick Young
Danny Rozkuszka

Production Intern
Patrick Graves

Additional Production Support
John Voorhees

Field Engineer in Charge
Dave Moyer

Post Production Engineer in Charge
Don DeMartini

Facilities Manager
Michelle McKenzie-Voigt

Media Manager
Barry Blue

Julia Maish

Jerry Glover

Still Photographer
Bill Hickey

Archival Materials
Daniel Aubry, NYC
Phillip Beaurline
Steven Brooke Studios
John Donat
Esto: Peter Aaron, Jeff Goldberg and Mark Darley
Sergeant Dwayne A. Frost
Susan Gilmore
Grass Roots Media
Michael Graves & Associates
Michael Grave Design Group
Jerrod Harris, courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates
Tim Hursley
©Douglas Kahn, photographer
Joel Kelly
Jim Kirby
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
George Kopp
Fran Lebowitz
Laurin McCracken AIA
Norman McGrath
Images of St. Coletta School of Greater Washington ©Maxwell MacKenzie
The Newberry Library
Douglas Paschall
Carol Rusk
Dana Scagliola and Stijn Brakkee
Squire Haskins Photography, Inc.
Target Corporation
Taylor Photo
Judith Turner Photography
Whitney Museum of American Art

Additional Footage
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Thought Equity Motion
Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc.
CNN News Source
Discovery Access
Duke University Rubenstein Library
Gellman Images
New Jersey Hall of Fame
St. Coletta School of Greater Washington
Target Corporation

Special Thanks
Aaron Adaway
The Alexandria Virginia Enterprise Rent-A-Car team
The American Academy in Rome
Ayandria Barry
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell
Anthony Choate
Clark Realty Capital, LLC
Cynthia Davidson
Lisa DeHayes
Gail Dent
Eisenman Architects
Doug Ehrenworth
Brad Finkel
Gary Gellman
Lisa Goepfrich
Michael Graves & Associates
Michael Graves Design Group
Doug Haight
Shirley Hallam
Marvin Hill
Rebecca Hill
Humana Inc.
Indianapolis Art Center
Isabella and Elliot
Jose at the El Quijote
Kara Kelly
Amelia Kohm
Don MacNeill
Mary Kate Murray, Ben Saltzman and Ben Wintner
NCAA Headquarters & Hall of Champions
Newark Museum
Margie Newman, Jill Schacter and Sarah Thurber
Anne Northrup
Adam Owens and Casey Nolan
Sue Pearson
Megan Praska
Princeton University
Dan Protess
Milena Sales, Jamie Kulhanek and Enrico Dressler
Don Smith
Sophie and Francie
St. Coletta School of Greater Washington
Mary Sue Sweeney Price
Jeremy Tenenbaum
Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, Inc.
Ziyuan Wang
Kristy Welker


Glenn W. Traer III

Executive Producer
V.J. McAleer
Dan Soles


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