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WTTW Announces Partnership with Crain’s

Crain’s Chicago Business will contribute a nightly business report to WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - September 9, 2019

WTTW News announced today that its weeknight news and public affairs series Chicago Tonight will expand its local business news coverage through a new content-sharing partnership with Crain's Chicago Business.

Crain’s Editor Ann Dwyer and other members of the Crain’s newsroom will deliver the day’s top business stories in a “Crain’s Headlines” segment Monday through Thursday evenings on Chicago Tonight. The stories will be written by Crain’s reporters and jointly produced with WTTW. The new segment will launch on Tuesday, September 10.

“The business community in Chicago is vibrant and diverse and we are excited to expand our coverage in this area,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, President & CEO of WTTW. “This new partnership with Crain’s enables us to deliver essential, up-to-the-minute business news, and it supports our mission of producing and presenting trusted, best-in-class content that is fueled by a distinctly Chicago sensibility.”

“We are delighted to team up with WTTW News and Chicago Tonight to create this new way of engaging with our readers and WTTW’s audience,” said Jim Kirk, Publisher & Executive Editor of Crain’s.

Viewers can watch Chicago Tonight weeknights at 7:00 pm live or on-demand on WTTW11,, Facebook and YouTube.

About WTTW

WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW11, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create/WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions such as Chicago Tonight, Chicago River Tour, Check, Please!, digital-first series Urban Nature and Foodphiles and national productions 10 That Changed America and Nature Cat, WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. Connect with WTTW on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


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