Jenniffer Weigel Biography
Jennifer Colleen Weigel known professionally as Jenniffer Weigel, is a Chicago television personality, author and performer who owns her own Chicago-area production company. She hosted Taste, a program aired on NBC affiliates both in New York and in Chicago and now writes a column for the Chicago Tribune. She appears on WGN Television and CLTV in Chicago to discuss her columns as the emcee of Trib University.
Jenniffer Weigel Age
Jennifer was born on October 6, 1970 and is currently 48 years old as of 2018.
Jenniffer Weigel Family|Early Life
Weigel is the daughter of the late Tim Weigel, a longtime Chicago television sports and news anchor, and his first wife, former WGN-AM radio reporter Kathy Worthington. She also is the sister of television newscaster Rafer Weigel. She graduated from Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois and earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992.
Jenniffer Weigel Career
She began her professional career as an actress, appearing in productions at The Second City Northwest, the Wisdom Bridge Theatre and the National Jewish Theater. She also performed voiceover work.
She began working as a traffic reporter for WMVP-AM and WLUP-FM in 1995 Chicago. In 1997, she shifted to being solely a news anchor for WMVP-AM, working alongside program hosts like Danny Bonaduce and Steve Cochran. From late 1997 until early 1999, she worked as an entertainment reporter for WGN-TV in Chicago.
In 1999, Weigel and her husband, Clay Champlin, began co-hosting a Saturday evening radio show on WCKG-FM in Chicago. From 2002-03, Weigel co-hosted a Saturday afternoon talk show on WLS-AM in Chicago. She continues to occasionally work as a fill-in radio host on WGN-AM in Chicago.
In 1999, She began working as a free-lance entertainment contributor for WBBM-TV in Chicago. In 2000, she won the job on a full-time basis, and in 2001, she won a Chicago Emmy award for her feature reporting. In 2002, Weigel asked for an early release from her contract with the station after being reassigned to general news reporting duties. After that, Weigel did some free-lance television reporting for ABC News’ Chicago bureau and did some commercial and voiceover work. She also formed her own production company, JCW Productions, in 2002.
In 2005, Weigel began hosting and producing a weekly lifestyle magazine show on WMAQ-TV in Chicago called Taste. In 2007, Jennifer published her first book, Stay Tuned; Conversations With Dad From the Other Side, a book about her relationship with her late sportscaster father Tim Weigel and her spiritual attempts to contact him after his death. The next year, Weigel adapted the book into a one-woman show called “I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” at the Viaduct Theatre in Chicago. Her second book, “I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” was published in October 2010, and is being published in German, French, Spanish and the United Kingdom.
Weigel also has had several acting roles since beginning her television and radio career. In 1999, she played a television reporter in an episode of the series Early Edition, and in 2001, she played a news anchorwoman in the John Hughes movie New Port South. She played a TV news reporter on Chicago Fire in December 2014.
Jenniffer Weigel Net Worth
Jennifer has an estimated net worth of 8 million dollars a sof 2019.
Jenniffer Weigel NBC
She has hosted/produced a show about food and wine called “Taste” for NBC for two years.
Jenniffer Weigel Books
- I’m Spiritual, Dammit! How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Your Head in the Stars
- This Isn’t the Life I Ordered: Setting Sail When Your Relationship Fails
- Mediums, Psychics, and Channelers
- Stay Tuned: Conversations with Dad from the Other Side
- Doctors and Near-Death Experiences
Jenniffer Weigel Husband
Jennifer is married to Clay Champlin. The duo got married in 1998 to 2011. They had their first child, son Britt Timothy Champlin, on April 14, 2006.
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