About Paige Wiser
I'm a free-lance writer with a full-time job: I'm Director of Communications at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. I'm an alum, too, Class of 1988. You should enroll your children there immediately.
In my down time, I'm the TV critic on ABC-7's "Windy City Live." On Sunday nights, I talk entertainment with WGN AM-720's Bill Leff and my former movie-reviewing partner, David Plummer. You can find a lot of my writing at Michigan Avenue magazine. I also free-lance as a muse when I can fit it into my schedule.
During the last couple of decades in the newspaper business, I served as reporter, critic, and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. Regular columns included "Planet Paige," in which I wrote about the quirkier side of the news; "Camera Obscura," which celebrated B movies; and "BioFeedback," which distilled celebrity biographies.
I earned my bachelor's degree at Notre Dame and my master's at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. I'm thinking of putting "philosopher/adventuress" on my business cards.
Tag Archives: snake bites
“Bite of the Living Dead” (7 p.m., Animal Planet): Two people are bitten by snakes; only one lives.
“Dateline, NBC” (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): If you’re planning to get married, watch this first. I’d just feel better about it.
“Hairy Bikers” (9 p.m., History): Two men motorcycle around America in search of food. In the premiere, they stop in southern Louisiana, where they catch nutria, grind the rodents into sausage, and then bring their own to a jambalaya festival. Mmm!