Really, Dan Ponce?

When I saw this in Tribune media reporter Phil Rosenthal’s Twitter stream, I thought it was a joke. But then I saw this:

WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Dan Ponce is leaving the city’s top-rated TV news operation to pursue a music career with his a capella group, Straight No Chaser, the station said Tuesday.

Whaaa?

Look, I don’t begrudge anyone their dreams. And if Dan Ponce wants with all his heart to be a full-time a capella musician – and if Wikipedia is correct, said holiday CD did receive a fair amount of acclaim – I hope all goes well for him and he never gets laryngitis.

But I ask you this Dan: When’s the last time your a capella gig got you licked by a winsome blonde:

I rest my case.

3 comments for “Really, Dan Ponce?

  1. Anonymous
    January 7, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I’m not sure Chicago will be the same, minus one Ponce. Sure we still got the other 2, but Dan is the man! I don’t think Andy Shaw or Ron Magers would have handled getting licked as well as Dan did. We’ll miss you, Dan. Good luck with SNC!

  2. January 8, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I love SNC just as much as the next geeky a cappela music lover (albeit not AS much as, say, someone who actually went to IU) , but I don’t know that I’d be willing to try it full time. I’m not sure that there’s enough of a year-round market for all-male a capella.

  3. Tim
    January 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I say good for him. I think there should be more people who follow their dream.

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