Bill Cameron, who, until the demise of WMAQ Radio was their political reporter, is considered the "dean" of radio political reporters in Chicago.
Bill’s coverage of Chicago politics began with the first Mayor Daley, Richard J., and includes the "revolving-door administration” of Mayor Jane Byrne, the "Council Wars" of the city's first black mayor, Harold Washington, and the current Mayor Daley, who is making Chicago an international city.
Bill was also on the scene for many other famous Chicago stories including the tragic plane crashes and train accidents of the '70s, the grisly mass murders of John Wayne Gacy, and the scandals that have sent so many politicians to jail.
His audio archive of these events, plus humor and songs of Chicago politics give Newstalk 89 an added dimension. From this archive, Bill reported and produced two cassette albums, "Mayor Daley on the Record" and "Remembering Harold."
Bill is the winner of two Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio & Television News Directors Association, shared in a Peabody, and has received numerous AP, UPI, and Gabriel awards for his work.
He has a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Indiana University. He's the son of an Illinois High School Hall of Fame football coach, Fred Cameron, and has called football and basketball games on radio in addition to working as a trainer and referee in sports.
Bill's daughter Elizabeth is the principal flutist of a symphony orchestra, and son Matt is a nationally-ranked athlete in the sport of fencing.
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