435 N. Michigan Avenue
Tribune Tower 400
Chicago, IL
Liam Ford
My Role

I'm a reporter and sometime rewrite at the Tribune's Breaking News Center. We keep an eye on breaking stories, take quick information on breaking stories from reporters in the field and watch out for what our competition knows that we don't--but should.
My Biography

I'm a native of Chicago's Austin neighborhood, and now live on the Far North Side with my wife and two children. I've been at the Tribune since early 1998 and with the Breaking News Center since late 2008. From March 1998 to early 2001 I worked mostly with Tribune columnist John Kass and earned the nickname "Slim." From 2001-2004 I covered the renovation of Soldier Field as part of my beat reporting on the Chicago Park District; my book on the history of the stadium, "Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City," was published in October 2009. Before coming to the Tribune, I was a reporter, rewrite and sometime radio news editor with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago for several years; I started my career as a reporter at the Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, Alabama. My family's been in Chicago since at least 1857. I'm the eldest of eight siblings.
My Interests

I read and write about history and politics. Much of my free time is spent with my wife and kids at various Chicago parks and museums. As part of my interest in Chicago history, I sometimes take photos of buildings that are about to be torn down, and I collect old photographs of Chicago buildings. I keep bees.
My Recent Articles

Man critically hurt in Little Village shooting 11/23/2014
An 18-year-old man was in critical condition after being wounded in a shooting early Sunday morning in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

Man dies after falling from Gold Coast hotel 11/23/2014
A man died after falling several stories from a Gold Coast hotel in downtown early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Blaze in Woodstock stable kills up to 32 horses 11/23/2014
Up to 32 horses died and a firefighter was injured when an extra-alarm blaze engulfed a stable in a northwest suburb Saturday night, causing over $1 million in damage, authorities said.

Police warn of robberies in Lake View neighborhood 11/23/2014
Police are warning residents of recent robberies on the city’s North Side that occurred over the past week.

5 injured in shootings, including 3 teens, on South, West side 11/23/2014
Five people were injured in daytime shootings on the South and Southwest sides Saturday, including two 15-year-olds who were in good condition at hospitals, officials said.