Meet our Bounty Players!
When you knock a Bounty Player out of the tournament, you win a prize!
Marley Kayden is an Emmy Award-winning business correspondent for NewsNation's "Morning in America." Most recently, she covered the World Series of Poker live from Las Vegas for CBS Sports and Poker GO! Marley was the co-host of "Chicago's Best" on WGN-TV until its 10-year-run concluded near the end of 2021.
Richard Roeper is a nationally syndicated columnist and film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, the film critic for "Windy City Weekend" on ABC-7 and the author of nine books. He is the recipient of the National Headliner Award as the best columnist in the country, and he has garnered numerous other awards over the course of his career, including three Chicago/Midwest Emmys. Roeper has hosted or co-hosted radio shows on WLS-AM, WLS-FM, WLUP-FM and WGN-AM in Chicago. For nine years, Roeper was the co-host of "At the Movies," which eventually was titled, "Ebert & Roeper." Roeper has hosted a number of movie-related shows on Starz, Reelz Channel and DISH. For much of the last decade, Roeper has been the film critic for ABC-7 in Chicago. In addition to some 20 appearances on "The Tonight Show," Roeper has been a guest on "Oprah," "Nightline," "The Today Show," "Top Chef," "Entourage," "Live with Regis and Kelly" and dozens of other shows.
Melanie Weisner is an accomplished professional poker player, speaker, consultant and coach, teaching how to optimize decision-making through the lens of the game. As a player, she has over $3 million of combined live and online winnings and has been featured on Poker After Dark, Late Night Poker, and ESPN's World Series of Poker. She is also an ambassador for PokerPower, an initiative to teach a million women how to play poker. Melanieweisner.com
Paul Hletko is the founder and distiller of FEW Spirits, a craft whiskey distillery in Evanston. Paul has been named an Icon of Whiskey and is used to having his name taken in vain by every other poker player at his tables.
Jason Finn is the host of Chicago's only televised poker show, Windy City Poker Championship, on NBC Sports Chicago. He's also the founder of Chicago Poker Club, a local business owner, the father of two burgeoning poker sharks, and a proud Camp One Step Poker Planning Committee member.
Danny Parkins is the co-host of the Parkins & Spiegel Show from 2-6 p.m. weekdays on 670 The Score. In his mind, he's a professional poker player. Follow him on Twitter @DannyParkins.
Shane Riordan is an Executive Producer at 670 The Score in Chicago. And although he pays his bills by covering sports, he absolutely hates anything other than baseball. After a long day of dealing with Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, he'll go home, turn on some music and cook dinner for both himself and his 7-year-old ... Australian Shepherd, Willie. On the weekend you can find him still avoiding sports, likely parked on his back porch smoking some short ribs or a pork shoulder.