Jack Taylor (journalist)

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Jack Taylor (born December 1928) is host of the Jack Taylor Show on 1220 WKRS Radio in the Chicago area.

His career in broadcasting began in the Armed Forces Radio, then took him to WINN in Louisville, Kentucky, and in 1950, to WCFL in Chicago. He moved to WBBM Radio Chicago in 1954, and then to his broadcast home for many years, WGN-TV, Chicago in 1958. Jack Taylor was an anchor, host, and announcer on WGN-TV, and became a financial news anchor, commentator and interviewer for many years on “The Stock Market Observer” on Chicago's WCIU-TV channel 26. He moved to WebFN, a 24-hour financial news network, before eventually returning to radio.[1]

...he has spent much of his career in radio, including Armed Forces Radio Service while in the Army, WINN, ABC Louisville, KMBC CBS in Kansas City, WCFL Chicago, WBBM Radio Chicago and FM 100 Chicago. In the course of his career, he has conducted more than 55,000 interviews with guests ranging from Marlon Brando to Presidents Ford and Reagan.[2]

Jack Taylor and his career are notable because of his longevity and ubiquity across different broadcast media. In 2001, Taylor was inducted into the TV Academy's Silver Circle.[3]

Jack Taylor co-hosted the Jack and Virginia Taylor radio show with his wife, Virginia, until her death in 2009.[4] Taylor's daughter, Amy, also works in radio, broadcasting from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[5]


  1. ^ National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2001). "Jack Taylor" (PDF). Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  2. ^ WKRS. "The Jack Taylor Show". Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  3. ^ National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "Past Silver Circle Inductees - Chicago/Midwest". Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Eileen O. Daday (October 2, 2009). "Radio host known for wit and candor". Chicago Daily Herald. p. 17. 
  5. ^ Molly Snyder (22 August 2006). "Milwaukee Talks: WKTI's Amy Taylor". OnMilwaukee.com. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 

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