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.
After years of working with Fortune 500 companies and running her own million dollar small business, in 2009, Alfano started her production company, Fear No ART. Its first show, Fear No ART Chicago on PBS’ WTTW, was launched with Elysabeth 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. It aired on Chicago’s Ch. 19 through 2016. 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 2017, Elysabeth decided to combine her media, food and business skills set with her personal beliefs, focusing her journalism and expertise on the growing plant-based movement. Now an established plant-based food, news, and lifestyle expert, Elysabeth consults to business around the nation on how to enter the plant-based marketplace with products, recipes and an ethical message. For more information, click here.
Elysabeth is a public speaker on the physical, mental and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet at food festivals and national business summits. She also reports as a guest expert on the latest plant-based news (business, health, politics), food and lifestyle tips on radio and TV around the nation, including iHeart Radio’s The Fork Report, WGN Radio, WCPT Radio, NYC’s 870AM The Answer, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, Good Morning LALALand and more. Occasionally she writes for VegNews and contributes to NPR’s KCRW (Los Angeles) as a plant-based reporter.
In 2018, Elysabeth launched the Awesome Vegans Podcast and Video Series on WGN Radio. Elysabeth also began reporting on the #JaneUnChained News Network while also spicing things up on The Silver-Chic Chef on-line plant-based cooking series. She has done plant-based cooking demonstrations on WCIU-TV, WGN-TV and food festivals from coast to coast.
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.
While always a Chicagoan at heart, Elysabeth splits her time between Los Angeles and Chicago. She is an animal lover and advocate.