Ty Wansley has enjoyed a long and successful career in the electronic media. Ty began in broadcasting as a newscaster in the 1970's at two of St. Louis' powerhouse radio stations, KWK and KATZ.
Following several prominent years in his native St. Louis, Wansley was wooed by Sheridan Broadcasting to become the National News Director of the Sheridan Network. Following his successful stint at the helm of the Sheridan Network, Wansley returned to St. Louis to become National News Director of Amaturo Broadcasting; overseeing the news departments of radio stations in St. Louis, Miami, Houston and Detroit.
In 1979, Wansley moved up the broadcasting ladder as he traveled to Chicago, where he headed the news departments of WBMX and WJPC radio. In 1982, Wansley transcended the world of reporting and became a popular talk show host at WVON radio with his program, Tell Ty. The popularity of Tell Ty prompted WLS Radio to recruit Ty to join the ABC talk show line-up, which evolved into the very unique talk-show tag-team of Ty and colorful politician and prominent attorney Edward R. Vrdolyak. Wansley and Vrdolyak have enjoyed immense success on Chicago's airwaves, which included a popular collaboration on WJJD-A.M.
Currently, Ty is Information Director for Clear Channel Radio's Chicago Urban Network.
Weekday mornings, Ty provides news and commentaries on The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WVAZ-FM, and The John Hanna Morning Show on WGRB-AM.
In addition to his news and commentaries, Ty is the host of two highly rated talk shows: Chicago Speaks and Chicago Insight.
During the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Ty provided commentary for the Clear Channel Network from Capitol Hill.
In addition to his radio career, Wansley has hosted the T.V. news magazine, Urban Street. Wansley has been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as being showcased on the Jim Leher News Hour, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, ABC, NBC and CNN network news. Ty has also been touted in feature stories published by Emerge and Jet Magazines.