Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Chaz Ebert

“Chaz is a strong woman, sure of herself. I’d never met anyone like her,” wrote her late husband, Roger Ebert. Truth be told: neither have I. Chaz Ebert is a singular soul. Wise, kind, and extremely busy. She’s the CEO of Ebert companies, including RogerEbert.com. She’s a publisher of books, a philanthropist, and a TV and film producer. I’ve known Chaz for seven years, and this week we finally sat down to talk– about her upbringing on the West Side of Chicago, her marriage with Roger, the time spent grieving in his absence, and how she plans to continue creating her legacy.

Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck.

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