Suzanne Le Mignot Biography
Suzanne Le Mignot is a television news anchor and reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago. She began her broadcasting career while she was in college, working from 1989 until 1993 at the University of South Florida-owned, PBS-affiliated, WUSF-TV in Tampa, Florida as a production assistant and associate producer.
She also worked as a news anchor and reporter in Belgrade, Serbia from 1991 until 1992. Le Mignot won an Associated Press award in 2007 for a piece she reported on the inability by commuter railroads’ bomb-sniffing dogs to detect explosives. She also won local and national Emmy awards in 2008.
Suzanne Le Mignot age
The news anchor Le Mignot, was born on January 25, 1970, in The United States. She is 49 years old as of 2019.
Suzanne Le Mignot Parents
Le Mignot was born on January 25, 1970, and raised in Chicago. There is no much information about her personal life which shows that she wants to keep his personal life secret.
Le Mignot Husband | Is She Married
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Suzanne Le Mignot Nationality
Suzanne Le Mignot is from the United States of America.
Suzanne Le Mignot Education
Le Mignot earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in mass communications from the University of South Florida in 1993.Suzanne Le Mignot Image
Suzanne Le Mignot Career
Le Mignot is a television news anchor and reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago. Le Mignot began her broadcasting career while she was in college, working from 1989 until 1993 at the University of South Florida-owned, PBS-affiliated, WUSF-TV in Tampa, Florida as a production assistant and associate producer. She also worked as a news anchor and reporter in Belgrade, Serbia from 1991 until 1992. After college, Le Mignot joined WBBM radio in Chicago as a news anchor and reporter in 1994. In 1995, she joined WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee as an anchor-reporter. She also worked briefly as a news anchor at WGN-AM in Chicago before rejoining WBBM in late 1996.
Le Mignot began working for WBBM-TV as a free-lance reporter in 1995 and moved up to full-time status with the station (and therefore quit WBBM radio) in late 1999 when she became WBBM-TV’s correspondent for Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs. In 2000, Le Mignot became an early morning news anchor at WBBM-TV, a role she held until 2001 when she returned to dayside general assignment reporting duties.
In early 2006, Le Mignot became the weekend morning news anchor at WBBM-TV. She current co-anchors with Mike Puccinelli and she also perform general assignment reporting during the week. In 2007, WBBM-TV management considered promoting Le Mignot to being weekend evening news anchor.
Le Mignot has served as a mentor and volunteer at Bunche Elementary School in Chicago’s Englewood community. She regularly holds workshops and planned field trips centered on building self-esteem for young girls. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana.
Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors of PAWS Chicago, the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Midwest. Le Mignot helped set up the first humane education program with PAWS in 2003. PAWS visits Chicago area schools, using the program to teach elementary school children about the importance of nurturing animals. The organization provides educational assistance to boys and girls in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s west side.
Le Mignot is the recipient of the National Civil Rights Library 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in journalism. In 2017, she was inducted into the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame. In 2017, Le Mignot also received the “We Dream in Color” Michelle Obama Humanitarian Award for her reports that led to positive change in the lives of those who have endured challenging times.
She is a Trustee of the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, an organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities in DuPage and Cook counties. Le Mignot is also on the Board of Trustees of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization. The group provides medical supplies and aid for war orphans throughout former Yugoslavia. She’s on the Advisory Council for Smile Train, an organization that provides life-saving cleft-palate surgery for children in need around the world.
In 2007, LeMignot was honored by the Associated Press in the hard news feature category for her investigative report entitled “Tracking Your Security.” Her investigation uncovered that bomb-sniffing dogs at Chicago’s Metra train stations could not detect the passing scent of explosives. As a result of that story, Illinois passed a law that requires dog handlers to undergo 180 hours of rigorous training and to pass a new state exam. The report also earned LeMignot a Peter Lisagor Award in the in-depth reporting or series category and a Herman Kogan Award from the Chicago Bar Association.
Le Mignot has won several other industry awards: a local and national Emmy for her breaking news reports on the Blue Line derailment (2008); a local and national Emmy Award for her breaking news reports about the death of Pope John Paul II (2005); the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award (1997); two Peter Lisagor Awards (1994 and 1996) and the National Association of Black Journalists Leadership Award, while a student (1993).
Suzanne Le Mignot Awards
Le Mignot won an Associated Press award in 2007 for a piece she reported on the inability by commuter railroads’ bomb-sniffing dogs to detect explosives. She also won local and national Emmy awards in 2008.
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Le Mignot is a television news anchor and reporter for WBBM-TV in Chicago.
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