John Dodge

BA 1986, Communication 

Director of Digital Content, CBS Chicago, Chicago, ILjdodge

John Dodge has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has experience in print, television and on-line platforms.  He got his start here in Lafayette, covering high school sports for the Journal and Courier in the mid-1980s.

He eventually became Executive News Editor at the Chicago Sun-Times in the 1990s, overseeing the editing and production of the daily news section for one of the largest newspapers in the country. He later moved to CBS Television in Chicago as Senior Editor and was named Executive Producer of cbschicago.com in 2007. In that role, he managed a staff of journalists on a website that combined the journalistic resources of CBS 2 News, Newsradio 780-AM and WSCR-670, the sports radio station in Chicago.

In 2016, Dodge was promoted to Director of Digital Content for CBS Chicago and oversees all digital operations on the stations various digital platforms, including cbschicago.com and the television station’s social media channels.

Mr. Dodge graduated from Purdue in 1986 and he lives in Northwest Indiana with his wife and two children.

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