...has delivered Chicago-area news for a long time -- including more than 10 years at the city's legendary progressive rock station, WXRT-FM 93.1; almost nine years at pioneering "smooth jazz" station WNUA-FM 95.5; almost 11 years as senior producer and Daywatch columnist at chicagotribune.com; from 2009-2011, news director at Chicago's premiere news/talk station, WGN-AM 720, and, until July 2012, as Chicago bureau chief, covering government, politics and more for FM News Chicago and New York.
Meyerson, winner of dozens of journalism awards
-- including a national UPI award for investigative reporting
-- is NOT picking his nose in the photo above.
July 29, 2009
WGN-AM names Chicago Tribune Daywatch columnist Charlie Meyerson news director by Phil Rosenthal:
"His return to broadcasting, announced Wednesday and effective Aug. 6, comes about 11 years after Meyerson left the business and joined the Tribune to help develop its then-nascent digital presence and strategy."
May 14, 2008
The Power of Connections: Media Meets Mission, panel discussion at The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management:
"You don't need a broadcast license, you don't need to own a huge antenna, you don't need to have a TV studio, you don't need to suck up to someone who owns giant printing presses, you know, all you need is a computer or a library card that will get you access to a computer, and ... you have the potential to connect to an unlimited audience."
Advancing the Story, by Debora Halpern Wenger and Deborah Potter:
"None of this should be cause for despair among journalists who fear becoming slaves to public opinion, reporting only what an audience wants instead of what they think it needs. ... Journalists who want to sail an audience in a specific direction need not be slaves to the winds of audience preferences. But, like a good sailor, they can navigate more successfully if they perceive which way those winds are blowing."
February 18, 2007
Rick Kaempfer's Chicago Radio Spotlight blog:
"This is the best time in history to become a journalist."
Illinois Alumni magazine:
"The WPGU reunion, held in Champaign in April in honor of the student-run radio station's 50 years of existence, lured Chicago radio news veteran Charlie Meyerson '77 COM, MS '78 COM, back to campus for the first time since 1987."
March 14, 2002
Online Journalism Review -- Martha Stone:
"Charlie Meyerson, a chicagotribune.com staff reporter who was a news radio veteran before he became an Internet reporter, informally trains colleagues in broadcast basics in the online newsroom. In addition to his text news updating and reporting duties online, including an early-morning, e-mailed update newsletter to [60,000+] subscribers [as of 2006], he gives an 8 a.m. radio broadcast on WGN-AM, a Tribune Company station."
American Journalism Review -- Kelly Heyboer:
"Meyerson and his afternoon counterpart, Joyce Garcia, update the information several times a day, taking feeds from the Tribune's staff of a half-dozen online reporters and occasionally from the paper's print reporters. Their goal is nothing less than their slogan--'Instant Chicago.'"October 1999
"Three years ago, Charlie Meyerson, the news director at WNUA-FM in Chicago, sent a memo to his new bosses at Chancellor Media Corporation, urging them to embrace the Internet."
April 7, 1999
Editor & Publisher online columnist Steve Outing:
"Daywatch columnist Charlie Meyerson, a 20-year radio news and newspaper veteran who recently joined the Tribune breaking news operation, says he won't be surprised to see some of his old radio listeners become readers of his Web content."October 11, 1998
"Meyerson ... [is] taking his time before deciding what his next move will be, and it may not be back to the radio airwaves. He says that whatever happens, the Internet is bound to create more opportunities for journalists who know how to make news compelling: "The one thing that won't change is the ability to tell a story, and tell it well."
September 2, 1998
Newcity -- Sam Weller's 411:
"Longtime WNUA-FM 95.5 news director Charlie Meyerson has parted ways with his former employers. ... The award-winning journalist would like to stay in radio, but sees the Internet as an option as well."
December 5, 1990
Chicago Tribune -- Inc. column:
"He's in a helicopter covering a story about an oil tanker on the Chicago River (hey, this is fantasy, folks) and gets attacked by a giant flying monster ..."