Ji Suk Yi Joins WGN Radio and The Steve Cochran Morning Show

Ji Suk Yi Joins WGN Radio and The Steve Cochran Morning Show

CHICAGO (July 29, 2019) – Beginning Monday, August 5, Ji Suk Yi will join WGN Radio as a contributor on The Steve Cochran Show, heard weekdays 6am – 10am.

“Ji has become one of Chicago’s most compelling cultural storytellers,” said Station Manager and Vice President of Content Todd Manley. “Her fresh voice adds a whole new dimension to Steve’s show.”

Yi will continue “The Grid: Neighborhood Eats”, a weekly Chicago Sun-Times restaurant column and video that highlights new and old-school favorites. This feature will also be a recurring segment on The Steve Cochran Show Wednesdays at 9:10am.

“I’m excited to take part and enhance a fun and clever daily conversation at a legacy station that jump starts the day in a meaningful way for listeners…hearing directly from them and connecting is the best part!” said Ji Suk Yi.

Yi emigrated from South Korea as a child and earned her law degree at the University of North Carolina before moving to Chicago to pursue a career in journalism. Prior to the Sun-Times, she was a co-host and contributor on WLS-TV’s “Windy City Live” for seven seasons.

“Ji’s work at the Sun-Times has been stellar, and we’re excited about collaborating with WGN and her on “The Grid: Neighborhood Eats,” Sun-Times Editor-in-Chief Chris Fusco said.


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Sara Tieman
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