2019 EMCEE

Tasting Stars is pleased to welcome WGN-TV's Marley Kayden as this year's emcee.

Marley is the co-host of “Chicago’s Best” on WGN-TV. Before joining the WGN team, she spent several years at NBC Chicago, anchoring traffic on the weekends and hosting much of the station’s special events programming.

Marley also spent five years anchoring her own daily financial news show called “Most Actives with Marley Kayden” for the web-based TV channel at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. She holds a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

Prior to becoming a reporter, she spent much of her life on stage, working as a professional musical theatre actor. Marley lives in River North with her husband Phil, their baby daughter Grace and rescue dog Chance.
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