American journalist and television personality Phil Ponce.
Phil Ponce Biography
Probably best known for being the host of the nightly current affairs program “Chicago Tonight” on the PBS channel WTTW in Chicago.
Phil Ponce Age
The television personality was born on September 26, 1949, in East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.
Phil Ponce Family
Ponce is a journalist who was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 25, 1948. Pedro Ponce, a Mexican immigrant, and Aurora Ponce, a Texas native, are his parents. Phil Ponce’s father served as the principal of the Chicago Public Schools, and both of his parents were educators.
Phil has discussed his parents’ impact on his life and profession in public. He attributes his love of reading and his curiosity about the world to his mother, and he credits his father with teaching him the value of education and hard work.
Phil Ponce Wife
Ponce is married to Ann Ponce, a landscape and portrait artist from Chicago. One of the couple’s three children, Maria Ponce, works as a photographer in Chicago. They have two sons.
Phil Ponce Now
Straight No Chaser’s founder Dan Ponce spent three years as a television reporter for Chicago’s ABC7 (WLS-TV), which he left in January 2009. Dan presently anchors the morning news on WGN Ch. 9.
Phil Ponce Children
He has three children; Photographer Maria Ponce who works in Chicago.
Dan Ponce is the founder of the a cappella group Straight No Chaser. From January 2008 to January 2009, he worked as a television reporter for Chicago’s ABC7 (WLS-TV) for three years.
Anthony Ponce is a morning anchor for WFLD Ch. 32 in Chicago. He previously worked as a television reporter for NBC5 (WMAQ-TV).
Phil Ponce Education
His studies at Loyola University Chicago resulted in his receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He also obtained a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Phil Ponce Height
He is believed to stand at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Phil Ponce Career
Ponce started out in the television industry as a producer for the Chicago NBC station, WMAQ-TV. Later, he worked for Chicago’s CBS station WBBM-TV as a reporter and anchor before joining WTTW in 1999 to host Chicago Tonight. Ponce has further filled in as an anchor for PBS NewsHour.
Ponce has won various honors for his journalism over his career, including several Emmys, a Peabody Award, and the Studs Terkel Award for Excellence in Journalism. He enjoys high regard for his expertise and perspective on a variety of subjects, including as politics, culture, and current affairs.
Phil Ponce’s Net Worth
Ponce’s exact net worth is not public knowledge, he is however estimated to be worth around $16 Million.
Phil Ponce WttW
He currently serves as the host of the nightly newscast “Chicago Tonight” on Chicago’s WTTW, a PBS affiliate. Since 1999, Ponce has worked for WTTW and has hosted the station’s “Chicago Stories” documentary series.
Ponce formerly worked for NBC News, WGN-TV, and ABC7 News in Chicago as a reporter and anchor before joining WTTW. Ponce has received many honors for his journalism, including a Peabody Award and several Emmy Awards.