Chicago Journalist John Callaway Dies

June 24th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by GD  

John Callaway After suffering an heart attack in a store, 72 year old Chicago Journalist, John Callaway died on Tuesday evening in Racine, Wisconsin, as reported by his executive producer.

Known to be an able journalist, Callaway anchored for 15 years till 1999 in a program called “Chicago Tonight”, a production of his foundation WTTW. In this tough competitive field, this was not the retiring time for him. He soon made a come- back in the “Friday Night Show” as a news-maker and the show soon became popular owing to his able interviewing skill while talking to his guests that include authors, celebrities and even former presidents.

Being the son of a Newspaper editor, John was well respected and loved by his collegues. Due to his huge contribution to the field of journalism, he was bestowed with more than 60 awards including seven Chicago Emmys. Being an outspoken and candid person, his excellency was viewed in the 1998 Gubernational campaign. Sunday Times columnist and an interviewer in WTTW, Carol Merin finely defines his great collegue by saying,”he was a man who could talk to anyone and learn more from then than anyone,and with a laser intellect could piece together their story like no other else in broadcasting.”

Known as a workaholic, Calloway didn’t not leave working, doing interviews besides mediating and moderating panels for a company, according to his wife. Chicago Tonight With John Calloway is one those excellent shows that presented real world issue with truth and sarcasm.The gap created by the sudden demise of this legendary newsperson cannot be supplemented but he will go on inspire budding journalist for years.

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