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Steve Dolinsky

ABC 7/ Hungry Hound

Since 1995, Steve Dolinsky has won 12 James Beard Awards for his TV and radio work. Currently, he is the Food Reporter for ABC 7 - Chicago. Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., he introduces his two-minute “Hungry Hound” segments live, covering a range of food and drink-related topics.   He also appears on the station’s 10 p.m. news every Friday and Saturday night – the #1-rated newscasts in Chicago. Steve also blogs everyday at, keeping people up-to-date on the happenings in the world of food and wine in Chicago and across the globe. He also writes occasionally for the Chicago Tribune and Michigan Avenue Magazine. 

Steve is the former Food Contributor for WBEZ-FM’s “848” program, as well as Public Radio International’s “The World.” He has also written food stories for Michigan Avenue Magazine, The Chicago Reader and The Huffington Post. In 2004, Steve started Culinary Communications, a food industry-focused media training company that works with chefs and other food and beverage professionals outside of Chicago, teaching them how to prepare for and handle all kinds of media exposure. Steve volunteers his time for a number of charitable organizations in the Chicago area that focus on hunger relief, including Share Our Strength and Meals on Wheels.
Before joining ABC 7, Steve was Executive Producer and Host of “Good Eating.” The weekly, half-hour show aired on CLTV, the 24-hour cable newschannel owned by The Tribune Company.   You can follow his eating adventures at

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