Bob Sirott
American record personality
Bob Sirott
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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Bob Sirott: Some of us will miss our losing Cubs
CBS News - 4 months
Chicago broadcaster says the prospect of a winning team may upset the universe that longtime fans have always known
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Sirott coming back to WGN Radio full time
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Husband-and-wife team Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano are returning to WGN-AM 720  full-time to host a show with a still undetermined timeslot.     
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Bob Sirott's One More Thing about Mayor Emanuel and the City Budget - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing, about Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to find ways to trim the city's budget. Facing a $635 million shortfall next year, the mayor has been reaching out for advice. He's taking suggestions on-line,
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Bob Sirott's One More Thing about Red Light Cameras - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Los Angeles, Houston, and Sioux Falls, SD, are among more than a dozen cities and nine states that have recently turned off those revenue generating traps. Some suburbs around here have banned red light cameras,
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Bob Sirott's One More Thing about the MTV Video Music Awards - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing, about the MTV Video Music Awards. In my continuing effort to maintain contact with the youth of the community, I watched the show live last night. Not too many people actually care about the
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One More Thing about 'Catching Hell' - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Just when it starts fading from memory, when the wound feels like its finally begun to heal, something like this comes along. A new documentary called "Catching Hell." It's the story of Steve Bartman and that memorable
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One More Thing About Kim Kardashian - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing about the media's infatuation with reality TV star Kim Kardashian's wedding. You can't even say she's famous just for being famous. Because what she really is -- is infamous
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One More Thing About Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing about two men who both died Monday, and were each one-half of legendary songwriting teams. It was a strange coincidence linking two great talents. Jerry Leiber was 78, but 45's made him famous
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One More Thing About Out-Of-Control Sports Fans - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Have you noticed lately how there always seems to be at least one loud drunk sitting near you, no matter what stadium you're in? These deadbeats seem to always be around when you're at a game with your kids
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5 Questions with...Fox 32's Bob Sirott - CSNChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
BOB SIROTT!” BIO: Chicago native and longtime local broadcast media veteran Bob Sirott co-anchors the 9 pm FOX Chicago News on WFLD-TV/FOX 32 with Robin Robinson. Prior to joining FOX Chicago, Sirott has worked in TV at CBS2, NBC5, FOX Chicago News and
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One More Thing About Civility - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing about what happened this week when President Obama was confronted by two Tea Party supporters in an Iowa crowd. I had two reactions to the exchange. The first was: is this a great country or what
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One More Thing About That Fake Apple Store - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing about that fake Apple store in China. Remember when we told you about the Beijing knock-off of Apple? Turns out according to businessinsider.com, there are dozens of blatant rip-offs in China
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One More Thing About Paul McCartney - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
I wasn't going to go this time, but I guess Beatlemania can lie dormant for years and then suddenly strike. I gave in at the last minute and bought tickets. But I have a couple of questions. First: At age 69,
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One More Thing About Explaining the Debt Ceiling Battle with The West Wing - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Back in the 90's writer Lawrence O'Donnell, a former senate aide - now MSNBC host, produced an episode of "The West Wing" about the government being on the brink of default. This scene, from about 15 years ago,
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One More Thing About Comic Book Superhero Movies - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing about another big budget comic book superhero movie in 3D. It seems like a new one comes out every week during the summer. I don't pay much attention to most of those movies anymore,
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One More Thing About the Debt Ceiling - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
By Bob Sirott, FOX Chicago News Chicago - One more thing about the debt fight. I've got an idea that might break the stalemate. Nothing else has worked, so why not try the Chicago way: settle it over softball. The game has a way of bringing people
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One More Thing About Amy Winehouse - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
An autopsy did not establish a formal cause of death. We'll probably know exactly what killed her in a few weeks when the results of toxicology tests are known. Winehouse was known for what she did offstage as much as on
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Bob Sirott's One More Thing About the Marilyn Monroe Statue - MyFox Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
Chicago - One more thing about that Marilyn Monroe statue. Actually calling it a statue is a bit of a stretch. It's more like a giant inflatable doll. And as for referring to it as sculpture -- that puts it in the same
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We miss Santo, but Moreland hits mark - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Former Cub Keith Moreland took Ron Santo's spot broadcasting Cubs games next to Pat Hughes. Moreland is perfect for the job, replacing Santo's raw emotion with a folksy, southern, good-old-boy style,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bob Sirott
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 64
    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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  • 2013
    Age 63
    He returned to weekday radio at WGN in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Sirott is also known for his "One more thing" commentaries on various topics, many of which are Chicago related. He was seen in cameo appearances as a reporter on the FOX Dramas Prison Break during its first season and The Chicago Code.
  • 2010
    Age 60
    Sirott was removed from The Noon Show on January 25, 2010.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 57
    On April 12, 2007, Chicago radio station WGN announced that it was reviving The Noon Show with Sirott as its host.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    In early 2006, Sirott rejoined WMAQ as a weekend anchor joining Anna Davlantes on the weekend 5 and 10 PM broadcasts.
    More Details Hide Details He at one time co-anchored the 4:30 PM newscast with Marion Brooks. He also co-anchored the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM newscasts (briefly succeeding the now-retired Warner Saunders in this capacity) with Allison Rosati. However, on June 11, 2009, Sirott left WMAQ-TV after he and the station were unable to come to financial terms in the wake of Saunders' departure.
  • 2005
    Age 55
    His contract was not renewed in 2005 because of cost cutting.
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  • 2002
    Age 52
    From June 2002 to December 2005, Sirott hosted "Chicago Tonight" on the Chicago PBS station WTTW.
    More Details Hide Details At WTTW he also hosted the "Friday Night Show."
  • 2000
    Age 50
    News reports had stated that Sirott didn't want to work with new anchor, Tamron Hall, who had replaced his wife, but Sirott downplayed those rumors in a Chicago Sun-Times article on September 28, 2000. "It's not about Tamron," he told the paper. "It's about changes in the focus and direction of the show."
    More Details Hide Details Sirott was removed as co-host with 2½ years remaining on his contract, and he was nominally kept on WFLD's payroll to develop new programming for Fox stations and the company's syndication division. On July 19, 2010, Sirott rejoined WFLD as co-anchor of the 9 p.m. news alongside Robin Robinson. He remained in that role until 2013, when his contract expired.
    On September 27, 2000, Sirott was bounced as the station's host—concurrent with the show's renaming.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 49
    He married newscaster Marianne Murciano in June 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Sirott has one daughter and two stepchildren with Murciano, and resides in Wilmette, Illinois. Sirott is the uncle of Judd Sirott, who currently serves as WGN Radio's host for Chicago Blackhawks games. Judd also served in the same capacity for Chicago Cubs broadcasts on the station until they moved to CBS Radio.
  • 1994
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was ranked high in the Nielsen ratings, and fans were taken aback when they learned that the show was unceremoniously cancelled and renamed "Fox News in the Morning."
  • 1993
    Age 43
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details But it's just been too difficult for me to work in this system with 25 different producers and not have hands-on control over my own pieces."
  • 1981
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 30
    Sirott shifted to television in 1980, taking a job at WBBM-TV.
    More Details Hide Details After five years at WBBM, Sirott took a job with the CBS newsmagazine West 57th, although the network allowed him to remain based in Chicago.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 23
    He was a top disc jockey at WLS from 1973 until 1980.
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  • 1971
    Age 21
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 17
    He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Chicago in 1967, then earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia College Chicago.
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  • 1966
    Age 16
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born in 1949.
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