Elysabeth Alfano is an award-winning media personality, content producer and host. A graduate of Northwestern University and the American Graduate School of International Business, Elysabeth has been bridging the gap between entertainers, influencers, celebrities and the public for over 20 years.
In 2009, Alfano started her production company, Fear No ART, which launched its first show, Fear No ART Chicago on PBS’ WTTW, with Alfano as its Creator, Executive Producer, Producer and Host. The success of the show was remarkable and it branched out into a very popular web series in 2011.
Elysabeth launched a digital event series and talk show, entitled, The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, in 2012, which aired on Chicago’s Ch. 19 through 2018. In 2014, Elysabeth began a podcast version of The Celebrity Dinner Party, which was picked up by WGN Radio. Since that time she has been guest hosting on-air on WGN and has recently been added to the roster of on-air hosts for the nightly WGN Radio show, Nightside.
Elysabeth is the winner of the following awards for The Celebrity Dinner Party: Telly Award – Best Web-based TV show, Alliance for Community Media – Excellence Award, and Best of the Midwest Video Fest – Excellence and Achievement Awards.
In addition to TV, Elysabeth blogged for The Huffington Post. She has done countless TV interviews and has produced and hosted interviews for NPR’s WBEZ. She has also done voice-overwork for Kurtis Productions for the History Channel and taken the “Improv for Actors” series with Second City. Further, Elysabeth was one of the contributing authors on The Slow Food Guide to Chicago: Restaurants, Markets and Bars.
In 2018, Elysabeth launched the Awesome Vegans Podcast and Video Series on WGN Radio. She is also a plant-based chef, lifestyle and news expert. Elysabeth is a guest host for WGN Radio and reports for the #JaneUnChained News Network while also spicing things up on The Silver-Chic Chef on-line vegan cooking series. She has done plant-based cooking demonstrations on WCIU-TV and WGN-TV and is a public speaker on the physical, mental and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet at food festivals and on radio stations around the nation, including iHeart Radio’s The Fork Report. Occasionally she writes for VegNews and contributes to NPR’s KCRW (Los Angeles) as a plant-based reporter.
While always a Chicagoan at heart, Elysabeth splits her time between Los Angeles and Chicago. She is an animal lover and advocate.