Robert Reed

Director of programming and investigations, The Better Government Association

Bob Reed has over 25 years of journalism experience. Bob has been a reporter, editor, columnist and analyst for major publications and news organizations including, Bloomberg Business News, Crain’s Chicago Business and the CBS-owned WBBM/ Newsradio 780, where he hosted a daily, half-hour business news and interview program during afternoon drive time.

Recently, he was a columnist for Businessweek Chicago and and is a contributing editor at Chicago Magazine and, owned by CBS. Bob also writes the REEDBIZ/BOB REED blog at

A frequent guest on local TV news and public affairs shows, Bob is co-author of the book, Covering Business, published by Marion Street Press, Inc.

Bob has won numerous journalism awards for his print and broadcast work.