Phil Ponce Biography | Wikipedia
Phil Ponce is an American Journalist and television presenter. He is notable as a Chicago television journalist who hosts Chicago Tonight, a nightly television magazine of news and culture on WTTW. Ponce was born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in East Chicago, Indiana.
Phil Ponce Age
Phil was born to his parents on September 26, 1949, in McAllen, Texas, U.S. He is 71 years old as of 2020. Phil grew up in East Chicago, Indiana.
Phil Ponce Education
Phil is a graduate of Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana. Later, he attended Indiana University and received a B.A, in English in 1971. He joined Michigan University and received a J.D. in 1974.
Phil Ponce Family | Parents
Phil was born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in East, Chicago, Indiana. His parents were both steelworkers. The information regarding the name of his father and mother is not known at the moment. Its also not known whether he has siblings or not. However, the information is currently under review. Will be updated as soon as possible.
Phil Ponce Marriage | Wife
Phil is married to her beautiful and adorable wife Ann Ponce, a Chicago portrait and landscape artist. The couple is enjoying their married life in Ravenswood, Chicago.
Phil Ponce Children | Sons
Phil has one daughter, Maria Ponce, who is a photographer in Chicago. He also has two sons, Dan Ponce, the founder of the Cappella group, Straight No Chaser, and was a television reporter with ABC7 in Chicago for three years until leaving in January 2009. He is currently a morning anchor a WGN Ch 9. Phil’s other son, Anthony Ponce, was a television reporter with NBC5 and he is currently a morning anchor at WFLD Ch 32, also in Chicago.
The information regarding his salary is currently under review. Will be updated as soon as possible.
Phil’s Net Worth
Phil has worked as a journalist for many years. Though his hard-working he has earned a decent of wealth. Phil has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Phil Ponce WTTW
Phil started his career as a journalist at WRTV in Indianapolis as a weekend reporter before moving to WBBM-TV in Chicago. John Callaway, the founder of Chicago Tonight brought Ponce to the program. In 1997, Phil joined ”The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” in Washington, D.C., for two years. Later he returned as the permanent host of ”Chicago Tonight.”
As John was stepping away, he wanted Phil to step into his place because he saw Phil so good and so strong, he did not think there was a higher compliment than that.
Phil’s Body Measurement | Height
Phil is a journalist of average stature. He stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Phil Ponce Retired
Phil ended his regular appearances on the program, moving to special assignments, including guest hosting ”Chicago Tonight; Latino Voices.” He has worked three decades at Chicago Tonight which he joined in 1992 after spending nine years as a reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago. He built a reputation as a steadfast, dogged reporter and interviewer, and became the face of news and public affairs at WTTW.