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Jeanne Sparrow is a multi-talented media performer, well-known to Chicago audiences. She's an Emmy-winning television program host and reporter, a voice-over artist and top-rated and award-winning radio personality.

Jeanne’s media career started completely by accident -- and continues on purpose, thanks to a little luck, fun and joy. While still in high school, Jeanne’s speech and debate coach sent her to audition as an announcer on a country-western radio station in her hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She got the job and that’s where she fell in love with radio. After graduating and moving to the Chicago area to attend Northwestern University, she kept at it – in college at WNUR, interning at WGN, eventually being heard on several Chicago radio stations as host and co-host, including morning shows on WGCI with comedians George Wallace and Steve Harvey and on WLUP with Danny Bonaduce.

A few years into her radio career, Jeanne began appearing on television. Now her experience includes a wide variety of work, including hosting entertainment, arts, public affairs and cultural programs, and also serving as a morning traffic reporter and entertainment reporter. She has appeared on several network affiliates, including NBC, PBS, UPN, and also on the Big Ten Network, Comcast Network and Chicago superstation WGN, as well as on United Airlines in-flight programming and on the internet.

Even if you don’t see her face, you might hear her voice almost anywhere. As a voice-over artist, Jeanne can also be heard on television and radio commercials, websites, CD-ROMs, phone systems and multi-media presentations for retail, business and instruction.

Right now, you can hang out with Jeanne every weekday morning as she hosts the new morning information and entertainment program, “You & Me This Morning ”… airing from 6 to 8am on WCIU “The U.”




RESUME


TELEVISION
Host You & Me This Morning WCIU, Chicago
Host CTA Connections Karl Productions, Chicago
"Renee" Interactive Training Modules Macy's, Cincinnati
Anchor (fill-in) Big Ten Women's Show Big Ten Network, Chicago
Host Prime Time Chicago Comcast, Chicago
Traffic Reporter NBC5 News Today WMAQ, Chicago
Entertainment Reporter NBC5 News Today,
News @ 10
WMAQ, Chicago
Host Gimme the Mike WMAQ, Chicago
Host Summer Music Fest Live WMAQ, Chicago
Host Sweet Home Chicago WMAQ, Chicago
Host United Entertainment Network Orbis Broadcast Group, Chicago
Host The Power to Make a Difference WPWR, Chicago
Host/Producer Around Town Saturday Night WPWR, Chicago
Host/Producer Absolute Artistry WYCC, Chicago
Host/Producer Chicago's Record Row WYCC, Chicago
Host His Name Was Emmett Till WYCC, Chicago
Host Illinois' Luckiest Lottery Game Show 25th Anniversary Special Jonathon Goodson Productions, Los Angeles (for WGN, Chicago)
Host United Negro College Fund Telethon Central City Productions, Chicago
Host NAACP ACT-SO Awards Central City Productions, Chicago
Host Bud Billiken Parade Central City Productions, Chicago
Traffic Reporter WGN Morning News WGN, Chicago

RADIO


Host Morning, Midday, Afternoon, Overnight, Weekends WGCI FM, Chicago
Traffic Reporter WGCI AM/FM, WNUA FM, WLUP, WLUP AM, WMVP AM, WMAQ Shadow Broadcast Services, Chicago
Host Weekends WKDC-AM, Elmhurst, IL
Host/Producer Middays WNUR-FM, Evanston, IL
Host Evenings, Weekends KNIR-AM, New Iberia, LA

VOICE-OVER

Commercials:
AT&T
Allstate
American Cancer Society
Black Voices.com
Buick
Blockbuster Music
Charmin
Chevy Malibu
Chicago Tribune
Coca-Cola
DSW Shoe Warehouse
Evanston Northwestern   Healthcare
Exxon
  Gateway Rehab
GMC
Health Alliance Plan
HealthWatch (Wrigley)
Illinois Eye Institute
K-Mart
Kellogg's
Krystal Restaurants
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Lowe's
McDonald's
National Beef Council
The Nielsen Company
Olivet University
  Pontiac
South Beach Diet Foods
St. Vincent Hospital
Sears
Shore Bank
Sony
Tide
U.S. Army
Verizon
Wal-mart
Western Union
YMCA
Yoplait
 

Industrial Videos:

Allstate Insurance
Amoco Foundation
Kraft Foods
  Lotus
National Security Council
NEC Technologies
  Phillip Morris
Playback Theatre Midwest
United Airlines
 

Interactive/Internet:
Whirlpool
GM Mobile Digital Media
  System (Phatnoise)
  African-American Today
MedPartners
Sears

  Celebrity Ford
Shirey Cadillac
Watson Chevrolet
 

TV Promo Announcer:

WBFS-TV(Miami, FL), WLMT-TV (Memphis, TN), WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX), WTTW-TV (Chicago, IL)

Documentary:
"Comrade, Sister: The Women of the Black Panther Party"

TALENTS & SPECIAL SKILLS
Event Host & Emcee
Teleprompter
Chromakey
  Dancer (Latin, Jazz, Tap and Modern)

  Accents: Cajun/Creole, Deep South  

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2003 African American TV & Filmmakers, Sapphire Reinvention Award
  • 2002 Midwest Radio and Music Association, Radio Personality of the Year and Griot Award
  • 2000 3 Chicago Emmy Awards in Entertainment, Magazine and Public Affairs
  • 2000 Chicago Association of Black Journalists, Award for Excellence
  • 1998 Chicago Association of Black Journalists, Award for Excellence in Features
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
AFTRA, SAG, NATAS

EDUCATION & TRAINING
On Camera Technique, Rachael Patterson, Acting Studio Chicago
Improv, Jack Bronis, Acting Studio Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Northwestern University