Addressing the need for a serious and intelligent forum for discussing current events, WYCC PBS Chicago launched In the Loop, a new half-hour weekly public affairs show hosted by two of the country's most respected journalists: Barbara Pinto and Chris Bury. In the Loop will also feature a segment produced by WBEZ's Curious City, providing answers to provocative questions posed by the public through WBEZ's website (curiouscity.wbez.org).
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Meet the Hosts
Barbara Pinto returns to WYCC PBS Chicago as co-host of In the Loop with more than two decades of experience in broadcast journalism. In November 2012, she hosted Post Election 2012, a special hour-long program on WYCC reflecting on the presidential campaign as well as the Illinois congressional races. Pinto previously worked as a news correspondent for ABC and contributed toGood Morning America, Nightline, World News, and other ABC News broadcasts. She also served as a news anchor and correspondent for both MSNBC and CNBC.
Pinto closely covered the 2004 race for President, Hurricane Katrina and the storm's aftermath, and other major national news stories. She has flown into the eyes of two major hurricanes with the military's Hurricane Hunters as they forecasted the power and path of the storms. She has also covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill, covering the war on terrorism, the anthrax scare and the congressional investigation into the collapse of Enron. For the past decade, Pinto reported from ABC's Midwest bureau and has made Chicago her home.
Chris Bury also comes to WYCC PBS Chicago from ABC News, where he reported for World News, Nightline, Good Morning America, and other programs, and additionally served as principal substitute anchor for Ted Koppel at Nightline. His previous work has earned six Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards.
Bury has decades of experience reporting on both national and international news stories. He has covered the economic crisis, the U.S. auto industry bailout and numerous presidential elections. Bury has also reported from countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Qatar, Israel, Haiti, South Korea and the United Kingdom.