“Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning” covers Chicago’s entertainment and lifestyle scene including movies, theater, food, and dining, Sundays from 6:30-11 a.m. CT on WGN Radio 720. Dean’s movie reviews are also heard Thursday afternoons at 5 p.m. on “The Garry Meier Show.”
Dean is also WGN-TV’s Emmy Award-winning entertainment reporter and critic. He joined WGN-TV as a staff announcer in 1991. In 1998, he appeared as a guest reviewer and was brought onboard as a regular contributor soon after. His entertainment reports and reviews are seen on “WGN Morning News,” “WGN Midday News,” “WGN News at Five” and “WGN News at Nine,” where he interviews national and local celebrities, reports on showbiz, and reviews the latest movies. He has also hosted and co-produced specials such as the award-winning “Bozo, Gar & Ray: WGN TV Classics,” the Oscar preview special “The Envelope Please” and “Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer.” He has been involved with the MDA Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1980 and is WGN-TV’s long-time co-host.