Suzanne Le Mignot (born 1970) is a television news anchor and reporter at CBS Chicago. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Chicago Association of Black Journalists.
Early life and education
Suzanne was born on January 25, 1970. She attended University of South Florida, from 1989 to 1993 and received a bachelor's degree with honors in mass communications. While studying at the university, she began her broadcasting career working as a production assistant and associate producer for the PBS-affiliated, WUSF-TV in Tampa, Florida.
She also worked as an anchor at the student-run radio station, WBUL, and served as a correspondent for the Tampa Tribune as well as Tampa-based Urban Business Magazine.
In the years 1991-92, she got the opportunity to work as a news anchor and reporter in Belgrade, Yugoslavia at Radio and Television Serbia, Trecan Kanal and NTV Studio B television stations.
While at the university, she won National Association of Black Journalists Leadership Award.
After college, in 1994, Suzanne began working as a news anchor and reporter for WBBM-AM Newsradio 780. She was a news anchor and reporter at WGN-AM (1996) and at WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee (1995-96), before returning to WBBM-AM in 1996.
In 1995, she joined WBBM-TV as a freelance reporter and in 1999, she became a full-time reporter. She covered a wide variety of stories, with a particular concentration on community related events, including serving as a news correspondent for CBS 2’s Southside neighborhood newsroom from 1999-2000. In 2000, she 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, Suzanne became the weekend morning news anchor at WBBM-TV. In 2007, WBBM-TV management considered promoting Suzanne to being weekend evening news anchor. However, station bosses promoted Mai Martinez to the role instead.
Awards and achievements
- 1993: while a student, she won National Association of Black Journalists Leadership Award.
- 1994 and 1996: Peter Lisagor Awards
- 1997: the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award
- 2005: a local and national Emmy Award for her breaking news reports about the death of Pope John Paul II
- 2007: won an Associated Press award for a piece she reported on the inability by commuter railroads' bomb-sniffing dogs to detect explosives.
- 2008: won local and national Emmy awards for her breaking news reports on the Blue Line derailment.
- 2016: recipient of the National Civil Rights Library 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in journalism.
- 2017: inducted into the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
- 2017: 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 on the Board of Directors of PAWS Chicago, the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Midwest. She also helped set up the first humane education program with PAWS in 2003.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Better Boys Foundation. The organization provides educational assistance to boys and girls in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s west side.
She is a Trustee of Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, an organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities in DuPage and Cook counties. She is also on the Board of Trustees of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization.
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.
Suzanne has a daughter and currently resides in the Gold Coast area of Chicago.
|Article Title:||Suzanne Le Mignot: American journalist - Biography and Life|
|Author(s):||PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff|
|Publish Date:||14 Nov 2016|
|Date Accessed:||05 Aug 2020|