Chicago's John Callaway Dies
June 24, 2009 at 4:57 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former CBS RADIO VP/Development and WBBM-A/CHICAGO News Dir. JOHN CALLAWAY, who died of a heart attack TUESDAY in RACINE, WI. CALLAWAY, 72, was well-known to CHICAGO television viewers as the longtime host of PBS affiliate WTTW (TV)'s "CHICAGO TONIGHT" and "CHICAGO STORIES."
CALLAWAY started his career with CITY NEWS BUREAU OF CHICAGO in 1956, moving to WBBM-A-F-TV in 1957 and spent 17 years with CBS, helping launch the all-News format at WBBM-A in 1968. He joined the television station in 1974 as News Director and retired in 1999.
Among CALLAWAY's survivors are his daughters, cabaret star ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY and BROADWAY actress/singer LIZ CALLAWAY.