WLS adds TV reporters (brothers) for Sunday show


Dan & Anthony Ponce compete during the week while reporting for their respective Chicago TV stations (Dan at Tribune’s WGN-TV and Anthony at NBCU’s WMAQ-TV), however, they will come together to recap the top national and local stories every Sunday from 1PM – 3PM on Cumulus’ WLS-AM 890.

The Ponce Brothers want to give listeners the chance to grade the TV news media and chime in on how the coverage is being handled.  “There’s always so much more to report beyond time we have on TV.  This is the perfect opportunity to tell the story behind the story,” said Dan.  “We’re hoping to give listeners a peek into the world of Chicago journalism, and hear their opinions about the week’s biggest stories and how they’re covered,” added Anthony. 

Dan and Anthony grew up in the Chicagoland area and are both Indiana University grads. While at IU, Dan co-founded the nationally recognized a cappella group Straight No Chaser, and toured with the group until he joined ABC-7 as a reporter.

“Dan and Anthony have enormous energy, contacts and hands-on experience with Chicago’s biggest news stories which they combine with an organic sense of entertainment. More importantly, the Ponce Brothers bring an enthusiastic thirst for feedback- giving WLS listeners a unique opportunity to talk back to the ‘news media’. ” said Operations Director Drew Hayes.

Listeners can also look forward to regular appearances by Dan and Anthony’s father, Phil Ponce, host of Chicago Tonight on WTTW Channel 11.