NBC5 Anchor to Host ITA’s “Rooted in the Arts” Benefit
ITA is happy to announce that Christian Farr, general assignment reporter and anchor for NBC5 News, will be attending ITA’s “Rooted in the Arts” Benefit on April 28th as the event’s MC. Christian came to NBC5 in August 2009 from WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” where he worked as a correspondent for three years. Prior to joining WTTW, Farr was in Philadelphia serving as a weekend anchor for WTXF, a FOX affiliate. There, he began his career as a general assignment reporter as well as an anchor for their morning news program.
Farr has made generous contributions to the broadcast journalism field, which have been officially recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association and the Ohio Associated Broadcasters Association. In 2000, he became a recipient of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism award for his excellent work on a series that raised awareness about dangerous roads in Ohio, and educated the public on how to avoid potentially detrimental situations when travelling by automobile.
An Evanston resident, Farr also happens to be a member of one of Chicago’s notable broadcasting families – his wife, Karen Jordan, anchors weekends for WLS, while his father-in-law, Robert Jordan anchors weekends for WGN.
To watch Farr and his talents in action, join him on Friday, April 28th at 7:00pm at The Levy Center for ITA’s first creative arts therapies benefit, “Rooted in the Arts.” Also in attendance will be Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Toronto University professor Dr. Michael Thaut. Tickets are available here, and opportunities for sponsorship are available here. You may also read about the event on our website at www.itachicago.org/events.