Dometi Pongo

News Anchor, Midway Broadcasting Corporation


Dometi Pongo is the morning news anchor for talk station WVON 1690AM where he also writes and produces radio features spurring thoughtful dialogue on social, political and economic issues relevant to under-served communities. His 2015 feature chronicling the coverage of the Laquan McDonald shooting was a finalist for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award. Pongo’s work as a speaker and analyst has been covered in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, the Huffington Post and several local publications. Pongo also hosts the Brainstorm With Dometi Podcast available on iTunes and all other podcasting applications. Meet him live at the historic South Side Community Art Center where he hosts live art exhibitions and poetry readings every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

Upcoming SMW Events


Past SMW Events

Diversify or Die: Why Mainstream Media Needs to Colorize its Coverage, Newsrooms

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Hosted by Ebony Magazine

Venue One: Main Stage