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Margaret Shortridge

Co-Founder and Co-Owner



Background Information

Employment History

FOX-TV Medical Reporter



Health and Medical Reporter

Medical Reporter
FOX News

Reporter and Anchor
FOX News

Anchor and Reporter



Advisory Committee Member
The Reporters Inc


bachelor of arts degree
Denison University

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Docs On Video - About Docs On Video Medical Video Production

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DocsOnVideo, LLC was founded by former FOX-TV medical reporter Margaret Shortridge and PR executive Carol Gifford. Our story-telling, messaging, production and marketing skills combine to deliver highly effective videos for your dental, orthodontic or medical practice - videos that will communicate your unique brand to potential patients and referrers, and drive interest and business into your practice.

The Reporters Inc - A Nonprofit Multimedia Production House

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Advisory Committee Member
Margaret Shortridge is co-founder of DocsOnVideo, a Chicago-based communications company that creates innovative videos for the medical community. Margaret previously served as the health and medical reporter for WFLD-TV (the FOX affiliate in Chicago) for nearly a decade, until 2009. She began her broadcasting career in Erie, Pennsylvania at WICU-TV, moved next to WNEP-TV in the Wilkes-Barre Scranton market, and then on to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she anchored the weekday evening news for WPXI-TV. Margaret is married and lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and four children.

FOX Chicago | Inside FOX Chicago | Meet the Team | Margaret Shortridge

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Margaret ShortridgeFOX Chicago | Inside FOX Chicago | Meet the Team | Margaret Shortridge

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 started her 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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MyFox Chicago | Fox News Chicago Special Projects

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Margaret Shortridge is our medical reporter. She specializes in family and health stories, featuring both the latest breakthroughs, hottest trends, and life-changing (and life-saving!) innovations. Margaret can be reached at 312-565-2018. To send Margaret an e-mail click here or write health@foxchicago.com. To read her biography, click here or go to the About Us section of this website.

Judi Hernandez is a special projects producer who often works with Margaret Shortridge on medical stories.

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Margaret Shortridge

Margaret Shortridge
DocsOnVideo, LLC
Margaret spent 20 years as an award-winning broadcast journalist, working ten years at fox-owned WFLD-TV in Chicago as the medical and health reporter, filing up to five stories a week covering everything from the latest medical treatment to breaking news in Chicago and around the world.  As a mother of four, she has made hundreds of decisions about medical and dental practitioners for her family.

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