WFLD in Chicago Hires Paris Schutz as Political Reporter

By Kevin Eck 

Paris Schutz has joined Fox-owned Chicago station Fox 32 (WFLD) as a political reporter.

Schutz will handle all political coverage for the station. He will also host a weekly political show, set to debut later this year.

“Paris is the perfect fit to tackle the complex local Illinois/Chicago political scene for our station, as he is a native Chicagoan who has spent the last two decades building a network of connections and proving himself to be a knowledgeable and dedicated journalist,” said senior vice president and general manager, Sheila Oliver.


Schutz spent nearly 20 years at WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago. He began as an intern, then was promoted to producer, reporter, and finally, co-host of Chicago Tonight. He has also hosted Week in Review for five years at the station.