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.”

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



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