Suzanne Le Mignot

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Suzanne Le Mignot (born January 25, 1970)[1] is an award-winning television news anchor and reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago.

Early life and education[edit]

Le Mignot earned a bachelor's degree with honors in mass communications from the University of South Florida in 1993.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Le Mignot began her broadcasting career while she was in college, working from 1989 until 1993 at the University of South Florida-owned, PBS-affiliated, WUSF-TV in Tampa, Florida as a production assistant and associate producer.[3] She also worked as a news anchor and reporter in Belgrade, Serbia from 1991 until 1992.[3]

After college, Le Mignot joined WBBM radio in Chicago as a news anchor and reporter in 1994. In 1995, she joined WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee as an anchor-reporter.[4] She also worked briefly as a news anchor at WGN-AM in Chicago before rejoining WBBM in late 1996.[5]

Le Mignot began working for WBBM-TV as a free-lance reporter in 1995, and moved up to full-time status with the station (and therefore quit WBBM radio) in late 1999,[6] when she became WBBM-TV's correspondent for Chicago's South Side and south suburbs.[7] In 2000, Le Mignot became an early morning news anchor at WBBM-TV, a role she held until 2001, when she returned to dayside general assignment reporting duties.[8][9][10]

In February 2002, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Le Mignot's contract would not be renewed by WBBM-TV, and she briefly left the station.[11] However, she signed a new contract in June 2002 and returned to the station.[12]

In early 2006, Le Mignot became the weekend morning news anchor at WBBM-TV. She current co-anchors with Mike Puccinelli, and she also performs general assignment reporting during the week.[13]

In 2007, WBBM-TV management considered promoting Le Mignot to being weekend evening news anchor. However, station bosses promoted Mai Martinez to the role instead.[14][15]

Awards[edit]

Le Mignot won an Associated Press award in 2007 for a piece she reported on the inability by commuter railroads' bomb-sniffing dogs to detect explosives. She also won local and national Emmy awards in 2008.[3]

Personal[edit]

Le Mignot lives in the Gold Coast area of Chicago.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foster, Stella (January 25, 2005). "Stella's column". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 52. 
  2. ^ http://cbs2chicago.com/slideshows/20.316139.html?spid=2&rid=14
  3. ^ a b c http://cbs2chicago.com/bios/suzanne.le.mignot.9.291740.html
  4. ^ Feder, Robert (November 30, 1995). "Tom Joyner's show flies over to V-103". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 45. 
  5. ^ Feder, Robert (October 8, 1996). "New Channel 2 boss will need lots of luck". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 33. 
  6. ^ Kirk, Jim (1999-06-29). "'Up 'N Running' Outpaces Rival". Chicago Tribune. 
  7. ^ Feder, Robert (October 22, 1999). "Rosty's misfortune part of 'American Life'". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 59. 
  8. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-77294039.html
  9. ^ Feder, Robert (September 7, 2000). "Rock 'n' Roll talk show outgrows WXRT host". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 39. 
  10. ^ Feder, Robert (August 9, 2001). "We'll see if new Ch. 2 slogan works for them". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 57. 
  11. ^ Feder, Robert (February 27, 2002). "Radio stars match wits on 'The Weakest Link'". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 59. 
  12. ^ Feder, Robert (June 12, 2002). "Oprah trades reruns for new 'vibing party'". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 71. 
  13. ^ Feder, Robert (January 10, 2006). "Weekend shuffle bumps couple off anchor desk". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 63. 
  14. ^ Feder, Robert (August 14, 2007). "Anchor pageant - Channel 2 looks inside to find replacement for weekend news anchor". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 43. 
  15. ^ Feder, Robert (September 21, 2007). "Political correct - Feeling heat from Hispanic activists, Channel 2 promotes weekend anchor". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 59. 

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