Tribune sets premiere of new food show


TV viewers nationwide are in for an eating treat with the debut of a new national food and travel program, America’s Best Bites, on many Tribune broadcasting stations nationwide this fall.

The hosts, Ted Brunson and Natalie Forte, are on a mission each week to find affordable dishes and must-eat items across America, based primarily on viewer feedback from Facebook and Twitter.

“If you are trying to lose weight, we encourage you not to watch the show as it will be tempting to your taste buds,” said Sean Compton, President/Programming for Tribune Broadcasting.

The half-hour weekend program airs in major markets, including on WPIX-TV New York, KTLA-TV Los Angeles and WGN-TV Chicago. The program is produced by Chicago-based Oak Brook Productions, creators of the hit WGN-TV program “Chicago’s Best,” which has developed a strong following as a food program with a sense of humor and audience participation.

Ted Brunson adds America’s Best Bites to his current hosting duties on Chicago’s Best. Natalie Forte joins America’s Best Bites from Los Angeles, where she has hosted and reported features for LX-TV, ABC Family and Reelz Channel.

(Source: The Tribune Company)