Ted Cox

Reporter/Producer @tedcoxchicago tcox@dnainfo.com

Ted Cox circled the city working for Star Publications, the Daily Southtown and the Daily Herald before finally landing downtown to cover City Hall and politics for DNAinfo Chicago. He has lived in the city for 30 years and in the Chicago area from the age of 8.

An award-winning columnist, critic, news reporter and sportswriter, Cox has covered everything from Tax Increment Finance districts, media ownership consolidation and the first Blagojevich trial to the Jordan-era Bulls, Steppenwolf Theatre and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

For 25 years, Cox wrote "The Sports Section" for the Chicago Reader; a collection of those columns, "1,001 Days in the Bleachers: A Quarter Century of Chicago Sports," is available through Northwestern University Press. During that time, his straight gigs included writing "rip & read" broadcast news at United Press International; features copy editor, features writer and film critic at the Southtown; and TV/radio columnist at the Herald, where in the last two years he served as the paper's "man downtown," covering everything from Mayor Daley to Lollapalooza.

Cox has also written several children's book on sports and music figures such as Frank Thomas and Whitney Houston. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He believes that, the Bears to the contrary, politics is actually the city's most popular sport.

Fun fact: Cox has taken part in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll of music critics since 1983.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 27, 2015

Chuy Picks Up Progressive Endorsements, as Wilson Holds Out

Before Tuesday's election, Willie Wilson said he would endorse the mayor "under no circumstances."

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

February 25, 2015

Chicago Progressives Celebrate Bad Election Night For Rahm, His Allies

Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't alone in facing a runoff after a populist uprising.

Pullman & Roseland »

February 25, 2015

Rahm Says 'Multiple Choice' to Be Replaced by 'Clear Choice' in Runoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, but suggested he represents "the politics of the past."

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 25, 2015

Rahm Vows To 'Double Down' Against Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia in Mayoral Runoff

Garcia calls for "a new Chicago" and claims Emanuel has forgotten "the people who made this city great."

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

February 24, 2015

Chuy Garcia's Election Night Speech: 'Nobody Thought We'd Be Here'

He didn't win or even get the most votes, but he forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 24, 2015

Chicago REALLY Wants An Elected School Board, Ballot Results Show

Chicagoans overwhelmingly support an elected school board.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 24, 2015

Referendum on Elected School Board Squeezes Way Onto Ballot in 37 Wards

Three less-controversial referendums are on the citywide ballot.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 23, 2015

Ald. O'Connor Counters Claims Chamber of Commerce Is a 'Political Machine'

Ald. Patrick O'Connor defended the work done by the Lincoln Bend Chamber of Commerce.