Who Are We?

The first “social talk show” of Chicago that also came to be known as The #ChicagonistaLIVE! Show is founded by #Chicagonista editor, MJ Tam in 2010 and now a full media production and show run by MJ Tam with Beth Rosen.

The show has been featured in many traditional TV and On-Print media outlets including CBS ChicagoNBC ChicagoFox NewsChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesWBEZ 91.5, and more. More shows are currently on the drawing board, so stay tuned…

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The #ChicagonistaLIVE Show Co-Hosts:

Nancy Loo, Broadcast Journalist

Nancy has also worked in television in New York City, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Oregon. In recent years, Nancy has become well-known in Chicago’s social media scene – using Twitter and Facebook to crowdsource and engage viewers during newscasts.

Nancy’s personal blog, NancyLoo.net, was recently chosen for the Chicago Now blog roll and she is also a contributor to the The Chicago Moms. Last year, Nancy teamed up with MJ Tam to launch Young Chicagonista, a website for Chicago girls that’s gained national recognition as a 2010 nominee for “Best Teen Weblog”. A self-described “tech geek freak”, Nancy is constantly connected. You can connect with her on twitterfacebook and Linkedin. Nancy is also addicted to foursquare and has even been giving Whrrl a whirl!


MJ Tam, Chicagonista; City Connect Media, Inc.

MJ Tam started blogging in 1999 and has since been very active in the Social Media world. She is the Editor of Chicagonista and the Creator of City Connect Media, Inc. that owns and operates Chicagonista.com, NYMetropolista.com, The Chicago Moms and hoping to launch more city sites on her list: San Franista, SoCalista, and Miaminista.  MJ is also a frequent segment contributor for the Windy City LIVE, an ABC Chicago affiliate daily morning TV talk show.

You can follow MJ on twitter.


Beth Rosen, 4 Keys Media, Inc.

Beth K. Rosen is a leading edge Social Media strategist whose versatility and expertise in media and the promotional arts allows individuals and companies realize their full potential on Twitter, Facebook as well as through podcasting and blogging. Beth draws upon her vast experience as a radio, film and commercial producer to structure, implement and maintain highly focused and beneficial Social Media campaigns for businesses.

Beth is also a pioneer podcaster. Since 2004, she hosts a weekly podcast that is carried by NBCChicago.com. She is instrumental in applying the podcasting format to her Social Media choices for companies who wish to permeate and inspire the mommy market.