Tag: Ryan Chiaverini

Sports stars and celebs join former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood at annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up

Ray and Michelle McElroy, Sarah and Kerry Wood.
Former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood hosted his annual “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” a celebrity bartending fundraiser to benefit the Wood Family Foundation, at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and Chicago Sports Museum on January 12. The event is held during Cubs Convention Weekend and, this year, over 600 guests were in attendance including some of Wood’s... Read more »

Kerry Wood hosts star athletes, celebs at Woody's Winter Warm-Up 2017

Host Kerry Wood snaps selfies with fans at Woody's Winter Warm-Up.
In kicking off Cubs Convention weekend, former Cub Kerry Wood, along with wife Sarah, hosted their annual “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” a celebrity bar-tending fundraiser on January 13th at Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier. Over 500 guests were in attendance including some of Wood’s celebrity friends, former/current Cubs players and coaching staff who jumped behind the bar... Read more »

Windy City LIVE boss says goodbye in touching private tribute show

Windy City Live's Val Warner and Cindy Patrasso flank Marlaine Selip during her last show.
It was a day filled with laughter and tears on the set of Windy City LIVE on Thursday, April 2, when Marlaine Selip, 67,  said goodbye after four years as executive producer.  She was off to New York to spend more time with her family after 893 shows and a lifetime in the business!  The... Read more »
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New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool
New Year’s Eve parties have always seemed so special to me.  They herald in a brand new year and set your focus for a new beginning.  It’s a chance to grow in a new direction and make plans/ resolutions to help you get there.  My plans this year include co-hosting a party at Public Chicago... Read more »

"Betrayal's" Star-Filled Cast Party at Dana Hotel

Actor James Cromwell with Windy City Live's Ji Suk Yi, Cindy Patrasso, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini.
The stars aligned at the Dana Hotel in River North recently for a cast party for “Betrayal”, the hot new series that debuted September 29 on ABC-7 (at 10 p.m. ET).  Guests joined hosts from Windy City Live to mix and mingle with cast members who included James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Stuart Townsend and Hannah... Read more »

Green Tie Ball features Willy Wonka theme for 22nd annual bash (Video!)

Green Tie Ball features Willy Wonka theme for 22nd annual bash (Video!)
One of Chicago’s most celebrated charity events, the Green Tie Ball, returns this year with a whimsical ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ theme. Hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green, which is dedicated to greening and beautifying the region’s expressways, gateways and communities, Green Tie Ball presented by A. Finkl & Sons will be... Read more »
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Kerry and Sarah Wood Host Star Studded "Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic" in Wrigley

Jenny McCarthy at bat.
Former Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood, and wife Sarah hosted their first annual Woody’s Wiffle Ball Classic tournament in Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 10,  benefitting the Wood Family Foundation.  Celebrities, sports stars and media personalities participated in this afternoon sporting event that brought Woody back to the mound.  It also featured a Home Run Derby,... Read more »

Windy City Live celebrates 500th show with a private bash aboard the Odyssey

Windy City Live co-hosts and staff welcome guests.
To celebrate its 500th show, Windy City Live celebrated in grand style with a private party aboard the Odyssey for 350 friends and contributors of the show on July 25.  The invitation read “Cruising Through 500 Shows, Thanks for Jumping Aboard.”  The night was also a celebration of the show’s two year anniversary.  Darling and... Read more »

Love in Bloom at Engagement Party for Windy City Live's Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright

The happy couple, Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright (Smile Booth photo)
The penthouse at Hotel 71 was packed with friends and family who turned out to wish Windy City Live’s Val Warner, and her longtime love, handsome Jeff Cartwright,  a life filled with happiness at their recent engagement party.    A Perfect Event’s Debi Lilly had created, well, a perfect event!  A charming cupcake bar,  ice cream,... Read more »
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Susan G. Komen Chicago Honors 2013 Pink Tie Guys at Gala Fundraiser

The Tribune Media Group hosted its second annual Pink Tie Gala (themed “Mission Possible”) at Riverfront Theater on Friday, October 19, benefitting Susan G. Komen Chicago.  The event saluted the 2013 class of Komen Chicago Pink Tie Guys and I had the honor of co-hosting with WGN’s Dina Bair.  The night’s selection included eleven male... Read more »