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Andy Shaw is a good choice for the executive director of the BGA. He has a lot of experience dealing with politics, he also knows what the tough issues are. He also knows how to get answers. When I heard the news, I thought, this ia a good choice.
Andy Shaw Executive director of the BGACHICAGO– May 26, 2009 –The Better Governor Association (BGA), an 86-year old nonpartisan government watchdog, today named veteran political reporter Andy Shaw as its executive director.
"I've spent my entire career asking politicians from presidents to park supervisors the tough questions about the governments they run with your hard-earned tax dollars. I've held their feet to the fire. And now, after a short break to recharge my batteries, I'm back,” Shaw said.
Shaw covered local, state and national politics for the past 26 years at WLS-TV. Shaw resigned as chief political reporter for WLS-TV in January, capping off a 37-year news career that included stints with WMAQ-TV, the Chicago Sun-Times and the City News Bureau.
‘The Better Government Association is Chicago's pre-eminent corruption-busting civic watchdog group, so I pick up the torch in the fight against waste, fraud and corruption with a keen knowledge of history and a deep sense of appreciation,” he added. “Let's get it on!"
Shaw is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago. He and his wife Mary live in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and have three adult daughters. Shaw replaces Jay Stewart, who left the position in January to join the staff of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.