Bob Sirott

Record Personality
Born Aug 9, 1949

Robert Michael "Bob" Sirott, an American broadcaster, is a news anchor at WFLD-TV in Chicago and radio host at WGN-AM.

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1949 Birth Born in 1949.


1966 17 Years Old Sirott grew up in the Albany Park neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. He began working as a page for NBC in Chicago in 1966, while a senior in high school.
1967 18 Years Old He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Chicago in 1967, then earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia College Chicago.


1971 22 Years Old Sirott began his career in radio as a summer vacation fill-in disc jockey for WBBM-FM in 1971 before moving to WLS (AM) in 1973.
1973 24 Years Old He was a top disc jockey at WLS from 1973 until 1980.


1980 31 Years Old Sirott shifted to television in 1980, taking a job at WBBM-TV. … Read More
1981 32 Years Old Sirott married his first wife, Carrie Cochran, in 1981 when she was a news anchor at WBBM-TV. They worked together at WFLD-TV until they separated in 1995 prior to their 1999 divorce.
1988 39 Years Old Sirott left West 57th in 1988, telling the Chicago Sun-Times in an article that ran on December 22, 1987: "If ('West 57th') were more of a personality-oriented show, and if I had the opportunity to do some live things, I'd be able to withstand it longer. … Read More


1989 40 Years Old In March 1989, Sirott returned to Chicago's airwaves at WMAQ-TV as a noon news anchor and program host; the following year, he launched and was the co-anchor of WMAQ-TV's "First Thing in the Morning" along with Allison Rosati.
1993 44 Years Old After four years at WMAQ, he was fired in July 1993—for the first time in his career—after he and management had a difference of opinion over his and his show's autonomy.
1994 45 Years Old In March 1994, Sirott returned to work, anchoring "Fox Thing in the Morning" on Chicago's FOX affiliate WFLD with his future wife Marianne Murciano, until she was moved to another time slot at the station in June 2000. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old He married newscaster Marianne Murciano in June 1999. … Read More
2000 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 27, 2000, Sirott was bounced as the station's host—concurrent with the show's renaming.
2002 53 Years Old From June 2002 to December 2005, Sirott hosted "Chicago Tonight" on the Chicago PBS station WTTW. … Read More
2005 56 Years Old His contract was not renewed in 2005 because of cost cutting.
2006 57 Years Old In early 2006, Sirott rejoined WMAQ as a weekend anchor joining Anna Davlantes on the weekend 5 and 10 PM broadcasts. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old On April 12, 2007, Chicago radio station WGN announced that it was reviving The Noon Show with Sirott as its host.


2010 61 Years Old Sirott was removed from The Noon Show on January 25, 2010.
2013 64 Years Old He returned to weekday radio at WGN in 2013. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old July 2014 made his debut as a reporter for The Onion News Network with the story "Deadly Super Rainbow Tears Through West Coast".
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