Suzanne Le Mignot
Early life and education
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. She also worked as a news anchor and reporter in Belgrade, Serbia from 1991 until 1992.
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. She also worked briefly as a news anchor at WGN-AM in Chicago before rejoining WBBM in late 1996.
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, when she became WBBM-TV's correspondent for Chicago's South Side and south suburbs. 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.
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. However, she signed a new contract in June 2002 and returned to the station.
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.
Le Mignot lives in the Gold Coast area of Chicago.
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