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Phil Ponce

Title/s: Distinguished Professional in Residence

Office #: School of Communication

Phone: 312.915.6548

E-mail: fponce@luc.edu


Phil Ponce is Anchor and Managing Editor for news, news analysis and public affairs for WTTW-TV Channel 11 in Chicago, and host of the award-winning Chicago Tonight

He's been an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years. He first came to work in Chicago in 1982, when he joined WBBM-TV.

Ponce began at WTTW11 in 1992 as a correspondent for Chicago Tonight and as primary substitute for long-time host John Callaway. In 1997, Phil was tapped by Jim Lehrer to serve as national correspondent for the Washington-based NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Two years later, he returned to Chicago to take over the Chicago Tonight anchor chair


Bachelor's degree in English, Indiana University 

Law degree from the University of Michigan.

Courses Taught

Journalistic Interviewing


School of Communication · 820 N. Michigan Ave
Water Tower Campus · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6548 · Fax: 312.915.6955
E-mail: LoyolaSOC@luc.edu

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