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Photojournalist Mike D'Angelo

Photojournalist Mike D'Angelo has been all over the world shooting stories for WGN. He's been to the Vatican with Dina Bair. He went to Harvard with Larry Potash. He looked away as Dean Richards retrieved a tiny microphone from Aretha Franklin's cleavage. He's even been up in a hot air balloon on a shoot with Tom Skilling. Hear all these stories and more on the latest episode of the World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast.


Entertainment Reporter and Critic Dean Richards

Dean Richards has been broadcasting over Chicago airwaves for more than four decades. He got his start in radio. But you can also catch Dean on the Old Number Nine, breaking down the latest entertainment stories on the WGN Morning News. He's interviewed all the biggest stars, and he sees all the latest movies... But when he's not out living his glamorous, celebrity-filled lifestyle, he's laughing with (at?) Brian and Ross. He loves our hijinks. So what do you do when you entertain the...


Evening News Anchors Ben Bradley and Lourdes Duarte

Ben and Lourdes have been anchoring the WGN Evening News at 4 p.m. for two full years now. That made Brian and Ross wonder... what do they hate about each other? Do they like each other more than their previous co-anchors? What's with Ben's weird airplane obsession? Will Lourdes invite us to her wedding? Duarte and Bradley: an unrelenting investigative duo. But with the script flipped, it's their turn to get into the hot seat. So buckle up and listen as we stir the Evening News pot.


Weatherman Paul Konrad

Paul Konrad is an international sex symbol. But you knew that... For Episode 6 of the World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast, Brian and Ross sit down with the Morning Show weatherman. He tells us about his storied upbringing... from his days performing with his family's Austrian folk group, the Traveling Konrads... to that time his father threw a television down the stairs... to that other time he was locked up in a Russian jail. Paul's a survivor, and an artist. So buckle up and...


Morning Show Announcer Mike Toomey

It's the first episode of the new year.... This time, Brian and Ross sit down with Morning Show funny man Mike Toomey. He's been making audiences laugh for more than 37 years as a stand-up comic. He's also the announcer for the 9 a.m. show on the WGN Morning News. So you know this episode is gonna be funny. Later in the show, Brian returns a phone call from a viewer. Cleatus Murdaugh has been watching the old number nine since the 40's. Not only that, he's written more than 8,000 poems. He...


Director of Production Bob Vorwald

It's been a couple months, but we're back.... In this episode...Brian and Ross explain why it took so long to bring you this lovely new episode. Then, they have a [PHONY] interview with Snoop Dogg, which is 100% [MANUFACTURED] credible [FAKE] and not at all [FAKE] faked/or edited [NOT REAL]. And in Conversations with the World's Greatest, we sit down with WGN Director of Production Bob Vorwald. Bob is in charge of getting sporting events up and on the Channel 9 airwaves. He also helps...


Security Director Friday

WGNTVP turns three episodes old this week... In this episode, Ross returns from his honeymoon, and describes his favorite moment in an aural adventure like no other. Plus, do you know who Frazier Thomas is? Can you pick him out of a lineup of WGN personalities? A viewer text message inspires Brian to quiz some of the millennial WGN anchors to see if they know their station history. And after that, Brian sits down with WGN Security Director Friday. She tells us what she wants for Christmas....


News Director Jennifer Lyons

The World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast is back, and better than ever. For the second episode, Brian and Ross discuss the massive success of the first episode, and Brian wonders where his invitation is to Ross's wedding. Then Brian ventures up to the WGN vault with Channel 9 "archivist" Anna Burkart. It was scary, but fun. Then in this week's 'Conversations with the World's Greatest,' Ross and Brian sit down with outgoing WGN News Director Jennifer Lyons. She tells us who she'll...


Special Projects Producer Pam Grimes

For the first time ever, the Old Number Nine is launching a podcast. The World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast is brought to you by morning show producers Brian Seay and Ross McAbee. For the first episode, Brian makes a HUGE announcement, while Ross walks us through one of his terrific (but also terrifying) tennis tips. We listen to some music from Chicago’s Very Own rapping teacher Dwayne Reed. And Brian sits down with retiring WGN Special Projects Producer Pam Grimes on her last...