The Daily Illini and WPGU

University of Illinois:
Bachelor’s in Journalism, Class of 2006

Jon Hansen is all things media in Chicago, just as he was at WPGU and The Daily Illini. His award-winning career as a TV, radio, podcast and gameday host has included work at WCIU-TV, WGN-AM, the Chicago Blackhawks, Block Club Chicago, DNAinfo and Total Traffic. Most recently he was named as the host of WGN’s “Your Money Matters.” Jon won a Silver Dome Award in 2020 and an Emmy in 2021, and he’s just getting started. Stay tuned.

This bio was written at the time of Jon Hansen’s inauguration into the 2022 Illini Media Hall of Fame.