Open main menu

Chicago Tonight is a television news program broadcast weeknights on WTTW in Chicago. It reports primarily on local politics, education, business, culture, science and health, with a mix of in-studio panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and short documentary-style packages. On its website, Chicago Tonight publishes additional news stories and features written by staff reporters.

Chicago Tonight
GenreTelevision news magazine
Theme music composerNick Tremulis
Herbie Hancock
Country of originU.S.
Executive producer(s)Mary Field
Production location(s)Chicago, Illinois
Camera setupmulti-camera
Running time57 minutes
Original networkWTTW
Picture formatNTSC (720p)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseApril 24, 1984 (1984-04-24)
External links

The show first aired on April 24, 1984[1] and was hosted by popular Chicago broadcast journalist John Callaway for 15 years. He continued to contribute to the show until his death in 2009.[2]

Notable staffEdit


  1. ^ "Chicago Tonight debuts on WTTW". Chicago Tribune. April 24, 1984. p. sec. 5, p. 5.
  2. ^ "John Callaway 1936–2009: Journalist and longtime 'Chicago Tonight' host". Chicago Tribune.

External linksEdit