Phil Ponce Biography
Phil Ponce is an American journalist and television presenter. Ponce is notable as a Chicago television journalist who hosts Chicago Tonight, a nightly television magazine of news and culture on WTTW 11. Born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana.
Phil Ponce Age
The news anchor was born on September 26, 1949, in East Chicago, Indiana, U.S. He is 69 years old as of 2018.
Phil Ponce Family | Phil Ponce Parents
Ponce was born in 1949 and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. There is no much information about his personal life which shows that he wants to keep his personal life secret.
Phil Ponce Married
Ponce is married to Ann Ponce a Chicago portrait and landscape artist. The couple has three children a daughter, Maria Ponce, is a photographer in Chicago. two sons. Dan Ponce is the founder of the a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, and was a television reporter with ABC7 (WLS-TV) in Chicago for three years until leaving in January 2009. Dan is currently a morning anchor at WGN Ch. 9. His other son, Anthony Ponce, was a television reporter with NBC5 (WMAQ-TV) and is now a morning anchor at WFLD Ch. 32, also in Chicago.
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Maria Ponce: is a photographer in Chicago.
Dan Ponce: the founder of the a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, and was a television reporter with ABC7 (WLS-TV) in Chicago for three years until leaving in January 2009
Anthony Ponce: was a television reporter with NBC5 (WMAQ-TV), and is now a morning anchor at WFLD Ch. 32, also in Chicago.
Phil Ponce Education
Ponce graduated from Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana. He later attended Indiana University and received a B.A. in English in 1971. In 1974 he received a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Phil Ponce Height
5 feet 6 inches
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Phil Ponce Career
In 1982 Phils joined the Chicago CBS station WBBM-TV as a reporter. Ponce left WBBM-TV in late 1991 to take a position as manager of international communications for the telecommunications company Ameritech Corporation. Ponce started his career at WTTW11 as a correspondent for Chicago Tonight — a position he held until 1997 when he left to become one of Jim Lehrer’s supporting anchors on the national PBS show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He returned to Chicago two years later as the successor to long-time Chicago Tonight host, John Callaway (Callaway later hosted WTTW’s Friday Night program). Ponce also teaches journalism at Loyola University Chicago where he is the university’s distinguished journalist in residence. He has received numerous awards for his work. In 2007, he was an honorary inductee into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society. Other awards include Illinois Journalist of the Year, the Studs Terkel Award and the IU Latino Alumni Award. In late 2017, Ponce announced that he would reduce his workload to three days a week during 2018 and two days a week in 2019.
Phil Ponce Net Worth | Phil Ponce Salary
Phil Ponce’s estimated Net Worth is around $16 Million.
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Phil Ponce is an American journalist and television presenter, a nightly television magazine of news and culture on WTTW 11. It is the primary Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States.
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Phil Ponce Interview
Published: July 25, 2016
After his last day on air at Chicago’s WMAQ, Anthony Ponce shared a video on Facebook about his new gig.“Four months ago, I took a second job,” text at the bottom of his video reads. “A job as a driver. A driver for Lyft. Yes, those pink mustache cars.”Ponce is leaving the newsroom, but he still plans to tell stories. They’ll just be stories from the people he meets in the backseat of his Chevy Equinox.
In August, Ponce will launch “Backseat Rider,” a podcast that features interviews with people he drives around town for Lyft. It’s an out-of-the-ordinary plan B for Ponce, a former reporter and weekend morning news anchor who quit his job after being passed over for a weekday anchor position, A. Editing,” he wrote. “I’ve never edited audio before, so there is a learning curve. B. Narrowing down so much raw material to a fun, informative, and digestible product. I will pick one or more themes to explore with passengers for each podcast. C. Conducting meaningful interviews while navigating the streets of Chicago.”
Ponce isn’t the only journalist to make the most out of passengers and their stories. NPR’s Frank Langfitt, now based in London, gave free rides to people in China and often got stories out of those passengers. Here’s what Langfitt told Poynter’s, Melody Kramer.