The "Blue Bash," hosted by WGN anchors Dina Bair
and Steve Sanders and co-chaired by Joan Esposito and Jill DeVaney, includes live and silent auctions, the presentation of two awards; the 2014 Blue Ink Playwriting Award and the Focus Award to the family of the late Arthur D. "Chip" Pringle, III, board member and long time supporter of American Blues Theater
, as well as a sneak preview of their 29th Season.
ABOUT DINA BAIR
Dina Bair is an Emmy award-winning journalist who is currently the anchor for WGN Midday News.
In addition, she is the medical reporter for the "Medical Watch" segments on WGN Midday News and WGN News at Nine.
Bair joined WGN-TV as a full-time general assignment reporter in September 1994.
Recently in 2013, Bair
traveled to Italy to cover the election of the new Pope.
reported live from Vatican City.
anchored the WGN Weekend Morning News
from December 1994 to December 1999.
Bair came to WGN-TV from CLTV in Oak Brook where she was an anchor and reporter.
Prior to CLTV, she worked at WHOI-TV in Peoria as an anchor, reporter and producer.
Bair also worked at WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a field producer.
is the recipient of numerous awards including seven Emmy awards, a Peter Lisagor award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and multiple Associated Press awards for both anchoring and reporting.
Bair was named a Fellow by the National Press Foundation for the "Cancer Issues" seminar in Washington D.C. In perhaps the most rewarding story of her career, she spent a month reporting inside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Memorial Hospital.
news series and documentary, "Intensive Caring," detailed the cutting edge medical treatments and life and death decisions won awards for its news and documentary coverage.
Bair is originally from the East Coast and received her B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University in Evanston.
is married with four children and a tri-athlete who enjoys running, boxing, lifting weights, and competitive ballroom dancing.
She is a founding Board member of the breast cancer charity One in a Million: Dancing With Chicago Celebrities.
And she leads a media running team devoted to raising funds for charity.
is also involved with The National Italian American Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, LUNGevity, Respiratory Health Association, American Cancer Society, and Imerman Angels