Joe Cummings: The Overnight Man

Some of our favorite video treasures feature Joe Cummings, a legendary Chicago newsman and a genuine character on the air and in real life. He was a street-smart wisecracking reporter for WBBM radio who fearlessly chased the stories for more than 20 years.

We have put together some of our favorite segments with Joe, from 1978-1998, beginning with Tom Weinberg’s documentary The Overnight Man.

After retiring from radio, Joe dedicated himself to being a part of TV shows for and about everyday people, such as Chicago Slices, Wild Chicago, and THE 90’s–“the way TV should be.”

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For more of Joe, watch the full 30 minute version of Overnight Man at Media Burn.

 

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