39-year veteran journalist Felicia Middlebrooks has co-anchored the award winning morning drive program for CBS Radio/WBBM Newsradio 780/105.9 FM since October 1st, 1984, making her the first woman in America to have survived the highly competitive, male dominated timeslot for a record 30 consecutive years at a network owned station. WBBM’s Morning Drive program is rated number one in Chicago.
In 2006, she was inducted into International Press Club’s Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. And she’s just been named a recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chicago Headline Club (Society of Professional Journalists-Sigma Delta Chi).
Felicia has won scores of awards, including the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in News, Associated Press “Best Reporter Award” and awards from United Press International, Women in Communications, The National Urban League, National Association of Black Journalists, William Randolph Hearst Journalism Award, Toastmasters International “Leadership in Communication Award”, Illinois News Broadcasters Association, Women in Communications and American Women in Radio & Television. She’s also received a number of Peter Lisagor Excellence in Journalism Awards for reporting.
Felicia was named to Who’s Who Among International Women in Cambridge, England and has been featured in the American Journalism Review, on CNN’s American Morning, Chicago Magazine, Today’s Christian Woman Magazine, Chicago Tribune and Screen Magazine. World Relief granted Felicia a Humanitarian Award for her work in Rwanda and her reports on the genocide . She’s also filed reports from Haiti, Egypt, Uganda, the Congo and Washington D.C. She runs her own production company, Saltshaker Productions, LLC with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles on the original Warner Bros. lot. Her first documentary film, “Somebody’s Child: The Redemption of Rwanda” won first place for “Best Documentary Short” in the 2005 New York International Film & Video Festival. Felicia is also a published author.
An alum of Purdue University, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and she earned her MBA at Purdue in the Spring of 2014. Click here to follow Felica on Facebook.
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CHICAGO (CBS) — A movie bootlegger has had his last run. As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, Gerardo Arellano, a suspect in a global movie piracy ring has been arrested in Chicago. LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s […]
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