About This Project


Author, Social Columnist and TV host

Candace Jordan writes the Candid Candace column for the Chicago Tribune. She’s a Telly Award-winning Internet show host ( as well as a host on Rivet News Radio. She has appeared on three of Chicago’s top 100 lists — 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans, 100 Women Making a Difference and 100 Women of Influence — and was named a Chicago Personal Brand. With the column she writes for the Tribune, her Chicago Now blog and her own blog,, she has her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Windy City and beyond. She and her husband of 25 years collect rare books, are lovers of antiques and are adored by Mickey and Rooney, their spunky Chihuahuas.