Michele 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.”
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.
People troubled about what happened far from home are eagerly walking in to help. They’re donating blood for the Las Vegas victims.
It happened Saturday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Police are getting a sketch together of the suspect.
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County has signed on to help send them to young scientists elsewhere in the world.
Mundelein Public Works Director Adam Boesch said it has been a frustrating month for residents after heavy rains caused major flooding.
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.
Former presidential and mayoral candidate Dr. Willie Wilson says non-violent offenders who can’t afford to pay their bond shouldn’t have to.
… Where they will be serving 8,000 pounds of bacon.
Panelists at the “Media and Islam in the Time of Trump” discussion discuss feeling increasingly uncomfortable during Trump’s presidency.
Two Good Samaritans likely saved a woman’s life Saturday afternoon after she was allegedly burned and beaten by her fiancé’s brother.
The new 1.2 million square foot Shirley Ryan AbilityLab employs a staff of full-time researchers that work around the clock.
The family of a U.S. Army Veteran, ordered to go back to Mexico, is pleading with two U.S. senators to step in.
Park Forest officials are marking a milestone for an officer they say has served as an inspiration to others.
A family discovered a severely beaten puppy who refused to die after he crawled into their backyard last Christmas.
A north suburban Muslim family filed a lawsuit alleging United Airlines was discriminatory in asking them to get off a flight.
The budget impasse in Springfield has forced Northeastern Illinois University to lay off student aides to cut costs.
Participants went up 94 flights of stairs to support local efforts to promote clean air and raise awareness for lung disease.
The Mexican Consulate of Chicago told illegal immigrants to not open their doors if they don’t recognize who’s knocking.
Until today, students playing adaptive sports outside of school had to abide by a different set of rules in school. Governor Quinn has changed that, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
More than a thousand people participated in a fundraiser for the Chicago police memorial today, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.