CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s the end of an era at WBBM Newsradio. A Newsradio original, John Cody, is retiring after 48 years behind the microphone.
Cody is an award-winning feature and investigative reporter who has uncovered fraud and corruption in both the public and private sectors. He has won numerous best reporter awards, and two years ago received a lifetime achievement award from the Chicago Headline Club, at the annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism.
Since 1967, except for a couple years while serving in the Vietnam War, Cody has been telling stories of the powerful and everyday people in Chicago, and the world around him.
Cody joined WBBM as a writer/producer in 1967. From 1968 to 1970, he reported for Pacific Stars and Stripes while in Vietnam. He returned to WBBM, moving up to general assignment reporter in 1973.
Before joining WBBM, he began his career in journalism with the venerated City News Bureau, where he worked as a reporter, rewrite man and radio editor.