- First of all, I got a tour of the new Tribune/tronc digs, but I was told I couldn't take any pictures inside (I've also been to the Trib's Freedom Center, where they also print other stuff, but I couldn't take pics there either...but I swear I was really there). Suffice it to say, the new location is high-tech and beautiful. I know a lot of people were whining about the move and getting all dewy-eyed because the operation would no longer inhabit The Tower, but the new place is so open, so sleek, so cutting edge, I could easily work there, or even just hang out and gab with folks around the kitchen and other sociable areas, sipping coffee from their fancy maker and eating some snacks from their wired-in snack machine, while they wonder who I am :p Perhaps one day I will be able to take pictures of the interior, but in the meantime, this is what I got:
|A glimpse of its modernity is on the right. Believe me, I really went inside.|
- And speaking of fancy coffee machines, I saw the latest at the new WGN Radio home, which is also sleek and modern, though not at the same level as the Trib (not knocking the radio station, but it's simpler). Luckily, they seemed to not mind if I took a couple pictures.
|WGN newsroom late at night. I don't know why this is vertical. But note the old typewriter.|
|Andrea Darlas and Patti Vasquez on the air in the brand new studios.|
- I was at WGN on a mission: to interview traffic reporter, on-air sidekick, and occasional on-air host, Esmeralda Leon. I had a fantastic time, and I could've easily stayed all night, but I had a non-radio job to go to early the next morning. Plus I had to do my French homework for a class that took up a lot of time, which is why I haven't posted here in a while. But I got an "A" in the class, so it was worthwhile. And résumé-worthy.