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.”
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.
One year after a ten-year-old boy was killed by a drunk boater on the Chain O’ Lakes, his mother joined Governor Quinn at an emotional news conference today, announcing a new law, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
A sink hole on the South Side is frustrating drivers, but also creating some Good Samaritans, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
A warning to NASCAR fans at the Chicagoland Motor Speedway today – don’t park where you’re not supposed to park, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
Great weather and the recent Supreme Court decisions supporting gay rights drew a larger crowd to an already popular Chicago event today, Pride Parade, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
Neighbors say a “keeper” mauled by a tiger at an Indiana wildlife refuge where she worked – has loved animals all her life, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
The mystery behind what happened to a University of Chicago student in last week’s rain storm continues, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
This Father’s Day, dads in many parts of the city are getting something they haven’t had in years…free parking, but will it be bad for business? WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports from the Bronzeville neighborhood.
The Chicago Fire Department conducted a high-rise fire drill at the Aon Center Sunday morning.