Margaret ShortridgeFOX Chicago | Inside FOX Chicago | Meet the Team | Margaret Shortridge
...Margaret ShortridgeMargaret Shortridge was born in Evanston, IL.She
grew up partly in Illinois and partly in Pittsburgh, PA.She received her bachelor of arts degree from Denison University with a major in communications and a minor in economics.Margaret
career in broadcast journalism right out of college.Her first job was at a NBC affiliate in Erie, PA, (WICU-TV) as a general assignment reporter.She then went on to become a morning co-anchor/reporter at WNEP-TV in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA where the morning show dominated their time slot.Margaret was on the move again when she started at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, PA as a weekend co-anchor then weekend solo-anchor.She
was promoted to 5:30 evening co-anchor, and eventually to 5:30 and 11:00 p.m. co-anchor, where the show became number one in both slots.Margaret
also won several AP awards, including Best Newscast while at WPXI-TV
.In 2000 she made her way to Chicago and joined the WFLD-TV team as a health reporter, a position she says allows her to combine her two loves, being a mom and being a T.V. reporter.
Margaret tries to use her
position to bring people the latest news in medical breakthroughs, information that can really make a difference in their lives and in the lives of their children and other family members.As a mom she
knows how important it is to feel you are doing all you can for your family: serving them the healthiest foods, buying the best medicines, and finding the latest in medical technology.She
also knows how busy our lives are, so she
hopes people will tune in to FOX's Family and Health segment, and in a short time, feel they have learned something valuable.
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