CAN TV Announces Andrea Zopp As New Host of “Chicago Newsroom 2.0”

The Corporate Executive, Nonprofit Leader, Prosecutor and Former Deputy Mayor Will Invite Local Journalists to Take a Deeper Look at the Week’s Top Stories and Coverage in the Media

March 17, 2023

CHICAGO – March 17, 2023 – CAN TV, Chicago’s premiere hub for community access news, hyperlocal stories and educational resources, has continued to bolster and elevate its Signature Programming with the announcement of Andrea (Andy) Zopp as the host of “Chicago Newsroom 2.0,” a program that will dive into Chicago’s biggest news of the week to give additional context and color to the stories most important to the city.

Zopp, an accomplished and decorated corporate executive, nonprofit leader, prosecutor and former deputy mayor, will welcome local journalists and community leaders to a long-form roundtable to form a deeper understanding of critical issues and the resulting press coverage those issues receive. In the program’s debut episode, which premiered two weeks ago, Zopp and three Black male journalists discussed the killing of Tyre Nichols and the media’s coverage surrounding it.

“Community access news is essential to bridging the gaps between journalists and members of the public who feel underheard and underserved by the media,” said Zopp. “I’m so passionate about CAN TV’s ongoing mission to create a space of transparent dialogue around difficult topics, and am excited to join the organization in opening new avenues for Chicagoans to access those conversations and engage with local media in new and exciting ways.”

“Chicago Newsroom 2.0” is the most recent in an impressive list of new Signature Programming recently launched by CAN TV, which has doubled down on its commitment to increase the access and involvement of Chicagoans in community news. As it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the community access organization has also launched its Youth-Voice Digital Literacy and Storytelling Institute and facilitated new community engagement opportunities to ensure all Chicagoans have a voice.

“Andy is an incredible addition to our roster of some of the city’s most talented journalists, thinkers and leaders,” said Darrious Hilmon, executive director of CAN TV. “For four decades, we’ve worked to elevate local journalists and ensure that Chicagoans have access to thoughtful coverage of the stories that matter most. With ‘Chicago Newsroom 2.0’ launching under Andy’s guidance and expertise, we’re one step closer to fulfilling that mission. I’m thrilled for her to share her voice and perspectives each week.”

“Chicago Newsroom 2.0” airs weekly on CAN TV19 on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. CT and will also be available on Roku, Fire TV Stick, and iOS and Android devices through the can tv+ app. To learn more about CAN TV, visit



For four decades, CAN TV has unlocked the voices of Chicagoans with community access news, hyperlocal stories and journalistic education and resources. Through signature and public programming, alongside educational opportunities that build media literacy, skill and independence, CAN TV takes community access to the next level, supporting local Chicagoans to hear and tell the stories that matter most. CAN TV’s programming can be viewed on its five local cable channels (CAN TV 19, 21, 27, 36, and 42) or on streaming platforms including Roku, Fire TV Stick and iOS and Android devices. For more information on the organization and upcoming initiatives, events and programming specials, visit