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.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

March 27, 2015

8 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week: Magic, Violin Bows and Sweet Tea

Here are some highlights from this week's stories across Chicago's neighborhoods.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

March 27, 2015

Rahm, CTA Expand Second Chance Program to Aid Ex-Offenders

The Chicago Transity Authority has a self-interest in providing training for diesel mechanics.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 26, 2015

'You Are Not the King of the City,' Chuy Tells Rahm at Debate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia met in the second of three televised debates.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 24, 2015

Rahm's Top Donors Worth $38 Billion, Says Pro-Chuy Group

United Working Families said eight donors to Mayor Emanuel were worth more than the economy of Panama.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 23, 2015

Problem Bars Could Be Closed by Top Cop Under Proposed New Ordinance

Sponsored by Mayor Emanuel and Ald. Reilly, it follows a shooting at the Dolphin nightclub.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 23, 2015

Union Workers Declare Their Love for 'Tough Guy' Rahm in New Ad

Unite Here Local 1 says it represents 15,000 hospitality workers.

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March 23, 2015

City OKs Plan to Turn Convent Into Home For Moms, Babies Despite Objections

Opponents left fliers opposing the plan to transform the convent on cars near St. Pascal's Church.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 19, 2015

Red-Light, Speed Cameras Not Going Away Yet

The City Council on Wednesday rejected an attempt to a call a vote on a plan to phase out the cameras.