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As you probably already know, I’m the entertainment reporter for B96 Radio (96.3 FM). You can hear me every weekday morning on The J Show reporting on the latest celebrity gossip. At 7:15 am, I also take on listeners in a pop culture quiz called the Showbiz Shelly Smackdown.
Growing up in Chicago around the North Shore area, I would listen to B96 while driving to school at New Trier High School every day. I later graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a degree in broadcasting. It is at Northwestern where I really discovered my passion for entertainment news as I was head of the Arts and Entertainment division of Northwestern’s television station, the Northwestern News Network. My sophomore year in college I started as an intern in the promotions department at B96 and worked my way up to the morning show. During my last nine years as an entertainment reporter at the radio station, I have had the opportunity to meet many celebrities ranging from Miley Cyrus to Robin Thicke, Ashton Kutcher to Michael Jordan. I often travel to Los Angeles to cover The Grammys, movie premieres, the American Music Awards and lots more.
I also contribute my entertainment scoops regularly to CBS television in the morning and you can also catch me on Windy City Live on ABC. I’ve also appeared on FOX, NBC, WCIU and WTTW.
When I’m not covering the entertainment beat, you can probably find me reading tabloids, watching some of my favorite tv shows (pretty much any reality show, E! News, Chicago Fire and PD, Better Call Saul and lots more) or playing volleyball!