Steve Dolinsky is one of the nation’s premier TV and radio food journalists, having won 13 James Beard Awards for his TV and radio work. A mainstay on Chicago’s #1 television station, ABC 7 Chicago, Steve’s “Hungry Hound” segments (airing every Friday and Saturday night during the evening newscasts) feature Chicago’s best restaurants, bars and food shops.
In 2014, Steve launched “The Feed Podcast,” a weekly podcast with Chicago chef Rick Bayless, highlighting the best of food, drink and cooking around North America. The show has amassed more than a million downloads in its first year and garnered the James Beard Award for Best Podcast in 2015. His popular food blog Stevedolinsky.com highlights what’s hot in food and drink in Chicago and around the world. Steve is also a contributor for “The World” on Public Radio International, and was the Food Reporter for WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate for 10 years. Steve has written about food and restaurants for CS Magazine, The Chicago Reader and Michigan Ave. Magazine, and continues to write about food and travel for The Chicago Tribune and The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.
For more than 10 years Steve has moderated the Trade Program panels at Food & Wine’s Classic in Aspen and is a regular panelist and presenter at food conferences across North America. His company Culinary Communications provides chefs, mixologists and other food and beverage professionals with tools and training for media appearances. Earlier in his career Steve launched “Good Eating,” a weekly, 30-minute program on the Chicago Tribune’s 24 hour network, CLTV. As Producer and Host, he did 52 shows a year for eight years. He is also an Academy Chair for "The World's 50 Best Restaurants," overseeing the North America-Central Region