2019 Emcees
Lin Brehmer

Lin Brehmer is the veteran music man of the 93XRT Morning Radio Show. On the morning of Dec. 30th 1991, he placed a needle on the record, “This Must Be the Place” by Talking Heads to augur a new chapter in a radio career...MORE

Billy Dec
TV Contributor / Restaurateur / Owner of Sunda

Billy Dec is a two-time Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Personality, Actor, Attorney, and Restaurateur...MORE

Steve Dolinsky
ABC 7 Chicago

Steve is the Food Reporter for ABC 7 - Chicago. Every Friday at 11 a.m., and Saturday at 10 p.m., he introduces his “Hungry Hound” segments live, covering a range of food and drink-related topics...MORE

Erica Eckman
Everything Erica

Ericka Eckman is the founder and creator of the food blog and brand, Everything Erica. She is your foodie...MORE

Alex Maragos
NBC 5 Chicago

Alex Maragos is a general assignment reporter and morning show anchor. He joined NBC 5 News in August 2015. Alex returned home to Chicago after...MORE

Dane Neal
Host, "On the Road With Dane" WGN Radio

Dane Neal is a host and creator of both local and national radio programs and food and travel features having aired on hundreds of stations for over...MORE

Sylvia Perez
Fox News 32

Sylvia Perez is a widely recognized and respected name in the Chicago news market. She’s best known for looking beyond the headlines and reporting the...MORE

Mario Rizzotti
Iron Chef America

Mario Rizzotti is an acclaimed television personality and Italian culinary expert. He most recently served a judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef ...MORE

Matthew Rodrigues
NBC Chicago

Matthew is currently the co-host of the brand new lifestyle show, Chicago Today, which airs on NBC5. This vibrant show highlights the very best...MORE

Alpana Singh, MS
Check Please!/Terra Vine

Born and raised in Monterey, California, Alpana Singh’s strong work ethic and ease with people of all ages stemmed from a youth spent working in her family’s ethnic grocery store. Later,...MORE

Ji Suk Yi
Steve Cochran Show

Ji Suk Yi can be heard on the Steve Cochran Show on WGN Radio from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. She hosts...MORE

Maisha Wynn
Live To Wynn

Media lifestyle personality & vegan enthusiast, Maisha Wynn, gives credence to the mantra "a changed mind is a made...MORE


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