Patti Vasquez Exits WGN Late Night Show; To Run For State Senate

720 WGN Chicago Bob Sirott Marianne Murciano Bill Wendy Steve CochranTribune Media News/Talk 720 WGN Chicago has cut ties with late night host Patti Vasquez, who then confirmed a Poltico report from this morning that she intends to run for Illinois State Senate.

In a staff memo received by Robert Feder, VP/Content Todd Manley stated “Patti Vasquez is no longer working with WGN Radio. Her departure is a private matter and will remain that way. We are grateful to her for her service to WGN Radio, and wish her the best.”

Vasquez, a stand-up comedian and actress, joined WGN in September 2013 as late night host. She moved to 7-11pm last summer with Andrea Darlas added as a co-host, but then moved back to 10pm-1am in January following a weeklong suspension for posting social media messages that were deemed threatening to a WGN producer.

She is seeking the Democratic Illinois State Senate seat being vacated by John Mulroe following his appointment to the Cook County Circuit Court.

As some of you may have read this morning in POLITICO’s Illinois Playbook, I am seeking the Senate seat from my home…

Posted by Patti Vasquez on Monday, June 17, 2019

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