Robservations: Ex-anchor Kate Sullivan's comeback is 'To Dine For'

Kate Sullivan

Robservations on the media beat:

Remember Kate Sullivan? The former news anchor at CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 now hosts a charming public-television series that combines her love of food and conversation. "To Dine For with Kate Sullivan" profiles creative people in their favorite restaurants as they talk about how they overcame obstacles and achieved success. Guests have included Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, producer Norman Lear, actress Jessica Alba, Nike designer Jason Mayden and author Emily Giffin. In Chicago "To Dine For" airs at 11 a.m. Sundays on Window to the World Communications WTTW-Channel 11. Sullivan, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, co-anchored CBS 2 newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. with Rob Johnson from 2010 to 2015.

Dan Uslan

Dan Uslan, market president and group publisher of Modern Luxury in Chicago, has joined Chicago-based Intersport as executive vice president of culinary and partnerships. In his new role he will work with the James Beard Foundation to help promote Chicago as "the preeminent culinary city in the nation." Uslan previously was founding president and publisher of Michigan Avenue magazine. Modern Luxury Media, which publishes CS (Chicago Social), Michigan Avenue, NS (North Shore), Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, Weddings North Shore, Modern Luxury Interiors, MensBook Chicago, and Modern Luxury City Guide Chicago, among other titles, has launched a nationwide search for Uslan's replacement.

Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes, longtime Chicago marketing and corporate communications executive, has joined the Chicago Reader as public relations manager and senior sales account manager. Hayes, who most recently led marketing and public relations for Fifth Third Bank, previously worked for Telemundo Chicago WSNS-Channel 44 and NBC Daytime’s "In The Loop with iVillage." "To be at the Chicago Reader, at this time and juncture in life, is truly incredible for me," he said. "As a lifelong Chicagoan, the Chicago Reader has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember."

Brandis Friedman

Brandis Friedman, correspondent for WTTW-Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight,” will host the 42nd annual Peter Lisagor Awards ceremony Friday at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard. In addition to honoring excellence in print, broadcast and digital media, the Chicago Headline Club will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Sheila Solomon, former senior editor for recruitment at the Chicago Tribune, and Nancy Stone, former Tribune photojournalist. (Here is a complete list of this year's finalists.)

Tuesday’s comment of the day: Ken Soens: This is why we have satellite radio. Because local radio stations give no reason to the listener to hang around. No one knows how to program anymore. It's one person controlling every market from a chair in New York City. Radio in Chicago used to be unique, homegrown, fun and interesting. Today, it's over-formatted, boring, bland, characterless, uninteresting and trite!