Michele Fiore

fiore1 Michele FioreMichele Fiore is happy and proud to be working in the city she loves — in the place where she grew up.

Fiore landed her first job at a country radio station in Decatur, Illinois, just two months after receiving a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism. I worked the night shift attending city council, school board and county board meetings…as well as delivering quick news updates for WDZQ and its sister station, WDZ.

“Country music really grew on me and I continue to be a fan of some of the stars I got to meet backstage like Pam Tillis, the Oak Ridge Boys and yes, ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ man-Billy Ray Cyrus.”

“I left Decatur about a year later and have since done news for both radio and television including a stint as political reporter for WAND-TV where I ran the Springfield bureau at the state capitol. I also reported and covered the assignment desks for CBS-58 and WISN-TV in Milwaukee, and worked as a free lance reporter for more than three years at Chicagoland Television News.”

“I started at WBBM Newsradio 780s a writer while I was still at CLTV, then progressed rather quickly to anchor and field reporter. Mostly, what I love about my job are the people that I’ve come to know at the station and the ones I meet for the first time every day while reporting.”

“I find myself searching for different ways to tell their stories, .for that one interesting fact that may not jump out at you right away, but when developed appropriately, it’s the coolest thing. Thanks for listening.”

‘Active Shooter’ Seminar Advises How Not To Become A Victim

The Applied Tactical Training Academy will be showing people how to react to an active shooter situation.


Flu Shuts Down Illinois Math And Science Academy

The campus in Aurora will reopen next week. WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports.


Chicagoans Plunge For Charity

The skies were blue and it was sunny for the 17th Annual Polar Plunge at Oak Street Beach today.


Former Trump Limo Draws Mixed Reactions For Auto Museum

The Volo Auto Museum figured there would be some pushback from the display of a Trump golden edition Cadillac limousine from 1988.


Critics Slam Senior Housing Center After Resident Dies In Elevator

Management at Evergreen Towers disagrees there is anything wrong in the emergency response system at the facility. WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports.


Take Note: Some Ventra Cards Expiring

In a worst-case scenario, some riders could lose any balance they have on the transit cards. WBBM’s Michele Fiore explains.


Infant Left In ‘Safe Haven Box’ Has Been Adopted

It’s an example of how the variation on turning over unwanted newborns has been successful, one advocate says. WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports.


Two Men Shot — 1 Fatally — In West Garfield Park Drive-By

A 26-year-old man and a 49-year-old man were in the 0-100 block of South Pulaski when a silver sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire.


Chicagoans Still Helping Hurricane Victims

Two months after Hurricane Maria left catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico, a charity drive is being held on the northwest side.


Chicago Has Some Of The Nation’s Worst Traffic

A study by Inrix claims the average speed for northbound  I-90/94 in peak morning hours is 20.2 MPH.


A Mass of Healing And Hope

Daily stress and anxiety ultimately led Michael Hoffman to open up. He said he wasn’t judged as he had feared.


Pilsen Residents Want Say In Development Plans

Discussed were components of what could be a New Quality of Life plan for Pilsen, placing emphasis on education, health, jobs, young people and their activities, and affordable housing.


Experimental Drug By Chicago Dr. Helps Girl With Childhood Alzheimer’s

An ultrasound confirmed Mirian had an enlarged spleen and liver, classics signs of a storage disorder. She was identified as Niemann-Pick Type C.  It’s is believed to be fatal.


Chicagoans Donate Blood For Vegas Victims

People troubled about what happened far from home are eagerly walking in to help. They’re donating blood for the Las Vegas victims.


Sexual Assault Reported Along Gurnee Path

It happened Saturday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Police are getting a sketch together of the suspect.


Agency Helps Recycle Solar Eclipse Glasses

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County has signed on to help send them to young scientists elsewhere in the world.


Mundelein To Study Sewer Systems In Wake Of July Floods

Mundelein Public Works Director Adam Boesch said it has been a frustrating month for residents after heavy rains caused major flooding.


Cops Save Abandoned Goldfish

A little plastic bag on Keim Court caught the attention of a Geneva police officer on routine patrol. A live goldfish was inside the bag.


Bill Would Eliminate Bond For Non-Violent Offenders Who Can’t Pay It

Former presidential and mayoral candidate Dr. Willie Wilson says non-violent offenders who can’t afford to pay their bond shouldn’t have to.


9th Annual Baconfest Chicago

… Where they will be serving 8,000 pounds of bacon.



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