New WBEZ bloggers: Dolinsky, Bey, Krouse Rosenthal…oh my!

New WBEZ bloggers: Dolinsky, Bey, Krouse Rosenthal…oh my!

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Is that Folgers coffee I smell a-brewin’?‚ Nope, just blog news. Starting next week (Jan 11), we will have three new bloggers tearing it up on this site. Steve Dolinsky, Lee Bey and Amy Krouse Rosenthal will all launch live next Monday. And I for one, couldn’t be more excited to be in great company. Here are some random tidbits on each blogger: leepictureLee Bey is a former Sun-Times architecture critic and also worked as deputy chief of staff for Mayor Daley.‚ Lee and I go way back, as Lee was my freshman year News Writing instructor at Columbia College. So I guess now I have to pay attention to typos and double-check sources, which is going to totally ruin my flow.‚ Lee has also been a strong voice online with his photography and blogs for the better part of the past decade. His blog is going to focus on out-of-the-way Chicago, which we are cleverly titling “Beyond the Boat Tour.” DOL090714_411Steve Dolinsky (also known as the Hungry Hound) is food reporter for ABC-7 Chicago. But c’mon, what hasn’t Steve done in Chicago’s culinary media. We worked together for years on Eight Forty-Eight and we won a few James Beard awards together. Actually, Steve and I started on the show Metropolis with Aaron Freeman. How’s that for history?! Steve will be reporting on the foodie scene here in Chicago, as well as bringing you his popular podcast, which he releases every Thursday. Amy-RosenthalAmy Krouse Rosenthal and I have worked together for years at WBEZ on the show Writers Block Party, which aired within Eight Forty-Eight. I’ve been inspired by Amy’s work for years, and she is bringing that same spirit from WBP to the blog. Amy is now a world-renowned children’s book author and her book “Duck, Rabbit” was named “Best Children’s book of 2009” by Time Magazine.‚ On her blog called “Miss(ion) Amy KR,” Amy will interact with readers through creative assignments and on-line challenges reminiscent of her best work on WBP and her adult musings, like this. And this. And this. And even this. So these three esteemed, veteran writers will join Robert Feder and the WBEZ/Vocalo talent assembled on this blog network. And if this network doesn’t catch on, we’re all going back to Grad school. Lee could be our instructor. Join me in welcoming the new team!