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Ray Hanania’s Media hub

Where you will find links to all of his radio broadcasts, podcasts, and syndicated columns.

Hanania covered Chicago City Hall  as a beat reporter and columnist from 1977 thru 1992 for the Daily Southtown and then the Chicago Sun-Times. Hanania hosted a weekly radio show at WLS AM on Chicago Politics and was a regular panelist on the city’s top TV interview programs including City Desk on WMAQ TV Ch 5, Week in Review on WTTW TV CH 11, and Newsmakers on WBBM TV Ch 2.

Ray Hanania is the recipient of four Lisagor Awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Column writing, and the New American Media Award for Column writing, Ray Hanania writes on Middle East and Mainstream topics. 

On the 2nd Friday of every month, and on designated Friday mornings, Ray Hanania hosts The Arab street Radio at WNZK AM 690 in Detroit. It can be heard live by clicking  this link.

He is the U.S. Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper, leading English language newspaper in the Middle East, and columnist on mainstream issues for the Southwest News Newspaper group  including The Des Plaines Valley News, The Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News Newspapers, The Reporter Newspaper and four others.

Ray Hanania is President & CEO of Urban Strategies Group, a media and public affairs company he launched after leaving the Chicago Sun-Times in 1992. Hanania continues his writings and also provides media relations services to hundreds of government, political and private business clients. (Transparency is important. In the rare occasion when his writings include any of those clients, he discloses that fact in his writings.)

Hanania has written news and columns for the Orlando Sentinal, Newsday in New York, the Houston Chronicle,  and on Middle East topics for YNetNews in Israel, The Jerusalem Post, the Times of Israel, Aljazeera English, Middle East Monitor, and the Saudi Gazette. He wrote for Creators Syndicate from 2002 thru 2008, and 2010 thru 2016, and also for the Huffington Post where he spoke out against and fought censorship by the editors against Arabs and specifically Palestinians.

A former Vietnam Era Military Veteran (1972-1975) with the US Air Force and with 12 years of service with the Illinois Air National Guard afterwards, Hanania has served as the National President of Palestinian American Congress (1995-1996) promoting the Oslo Peace Accords and th eTwo-State Solution. He was a member of American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) participating in its founding in 1980 in Chicago, serving as a board member, Chicago ADC Chapter President, and a member of the National Board. He was also the founder of the National Arab American Journalists Association, advocating for Arab American rights in journalism and society. And is an outspoken member of the Society of Professional Journalists where he has fought for transparency and against censorship by the SPJ board against Arab American members.

Click here to view a selection of
Ray Hanania’s featured columns,
news stories and podcasts.


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