After 30 years “on-the-air” at Newsradio 780, John Hultman is back, filling in as anchor in Morning Drive and Midday.
John, who was born in Chicago, attended New Trier High School and Purdue University. He worked on television in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan, before returning to his hometown on WBBM-AM in 1968.
As Senior Correspondent at WBBM, he covered many big stories, including Pope John Paul’s visit to Chicago, the tragic crash of Flight 191 near O’Hare in 1979, and joined former Governor Jim Thompson on trade missions to Budapest, Warsaw and Moscow.
John is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club. He is a past president of the IllinoisNews Broadcasters Association and was named Illinois Journalist of the Year in 1994 by the Northern Illinois University Department of Journalism. He retired as a major in the United States Army Reserve.
John has performed on stage at Orchestra Hall as a narrator with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and at Pick-Staiger Hall at Northwestern University with the North Shore Concert Band.
He and his wife of almost 50 years, Wilma, live in Northbrook. They have three children and six grandchildren. John enjoys sailing, singing in the church choir, and baking hundreds of loaves of bread each year, most of which he gives away!