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Title/s: Distinguished Professional in Residence
Office #: School of Communication
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.