John Cook

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About me

Introduction I'm a freelance reporter. I was a contributing editor to the late, great Radar Magazine. My last real job was covering television for the Chicago Tribune. I "teach" magazine writing at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. I make feedback noises in a band called Avocet, and I have an intermittent country-rock band called Cooksie with my brother Matt. This is a reference tone (1000 Hz, -20 dB).