Whitney Reynolds brings ‘voice of hope’ to PBS stations nationwide

Whitney Reynolds

Ten years after Whitney Reynolds began hosting and producing a weekly inspirational talk show from Chicago, her dream of going national just came true.

Starting January 6, “The Whitney Reynolds Show” will be offered to PBS stations nationwide through the National Educational Telecommunications Association program distribution service.

From her home base on Lakeshore PBS WYIN-Channel 56, where her show airs at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Reynolds currently appears on five other PBS stations and Amazon Prime Video.

Reynolds, 34, a native of Durant, Oklahoma, and graduate of Baylor University, worked as a news anchor and reporter in Oklahoma and Texas before moving to Chicago. She launched her first show, “Weekends with Whitney,” for NBC Chicago’s digital platform. Her show in its current format recently began its 11th season.

“My goal with ‘The Whitney Reynolds Show’ is not to be famous, it’s to be a vehicle for real life change,” she said. “To be a voice of hope, a cheerleader for the comeback and a safe space for all stories.”

Monday’s comment of the day: Eric Lorenz: So maybe this year Lite FM can go crazy and expand the Christmas playlist to 200 songs? Nah, that’ll never happen.