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She is an award winning writer, journalist and Emmy winning TV personality for more than 25 years.
co-hosts The Sunday Night Radio Special on Chicago's legendary WGN-AM 720.
She is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and other Chicago newspapers, as well as literary publications including F Magazine and Hair Trigger.
recent essay from her
upcoming memoir won a Gold Circle Award from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association
She is also senior consultant for the global media relations company Hill & Knowlton, specializing in speaker and media training.
hosted Chicago's most popular morning TV program of the 90s, "Fox Thing in the Morning.
has worked in both Chicago and Miami as a news anchor and reporter doing hard news stories and investigative reports as well as entertainment features and celebrity interviews.
was also a feature contributor to "Chicago Tonight
," a nightly news magazine on PBS/WTTW-TV.
In 1992 in Miami, Marianne
was part of the Peabody Award-winning WTVJ news team that recognized for its exceptional coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.
The WGN Sunday Night Radio Special currently airs every Sunday at 10 p.m.
The show was created by Marianne
and her husband, veteran TV news anchor Bob Sirott.
Before arriving in Chicago, Marianne
co-anchored the news for the number one rated morning show, "Today in South Florida," on Miami's NBC station, WTVJ-TV.
anchored "Today in Florida" on Fox-owned WSVN-TV
was also the creator, writer and producer of Making the Grade, which aired on WLRN-TV in Miami.
broadcasting career at WNWS news radio before moving into television.
Marianne was born in Havana, Cuba.
is fluent in Spanish.
She's a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in communications/broadcast journalism and is currently working on her first major nonfiction book examining the life of her grandfather, Cuba's National Sports Director, who was murdered in Havana in 1948.
is the mother of three amazing children.