John Callaway Set the Bar High

Carol Marin remembers a collegue, friend

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WTTW

John Callaway's sudden death at 72 on Tuesday breaks our hearts.

But he died the way most of us would want to: in the blink of an eye.  A heart attack took him last night as he ventured out to the store.

He leaves a wonderful wife, Sandy, and two amazing and talented daughters.

He also leaves us in the world of news with the best example of what a penetrating, skilled, smart interview looks like.  Callaway was the master at finding out from a guest all the thing that guest never intended to reveal.  But he did it deftly and decently.

And when it came to us, his colleagues, he was generous to a fault with his encouragement and praise.

He leaves a hole in our hearts at WTTW/Channel 11 and "Chicago Tonight".

Chicago tonight won't be the same.

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