Fellowship At Northwestern Honors John Callaway
June 24, 2010 at 4:41 AM (PT)
The late former CBS RADIO VP/Development and WBBM-A/CHICAGO News Dir. JOHN CALLAWAY has been honored with a fellowship at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY's MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM. PBS affiliate WTTW (TV)/CHICAGO, for whom CALLAWAY served as the longtime host of "CHICAGO TONIGHT" and "CHICAGO STORIES," has created the JOHN CALLAWAY Excellence in Online Journalism Fellowship, a full-time fellowship running 10 weeks with $3,000 stipends, funded through donations of family, friends, and viewers.
"JOHN CALLAWAY remains an iconic figure in the history of WTTW," said WTTW Pres./CEO DAN SCHMIDT. "I can't think of a better way to honor his memory than by making this opportunity available to talented young journalists."
"My sister LIZ and I are thrilled that WTTW is honoring our father's legacy by creating this fellowship," said CALLAWAY's daughter, cabaret singer, songwriter and actress ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY. "He was a passionate mentor to budding journalists, and this would have pleased him immensely. He was also keenly interested in new ways of delivering stories to an audience."
"We admired JOHN CALLAWAY. We look forward to carrying on John's extraordinary commitment to quality news coverage in Chicago," said MEDILL dean JOHN LAVINE.
CALLAWAY, who died on JUNE 23rd, 2009, 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 Dir. and retired in 1999.