Felicia Middlebrooks: 30-plus years at the top

Felicia Middlebrooks anchors the news with Pat Cassidy on WBBM Newsradio, which is consistently the top-rated station in Chicago. She talks about growing up in Gary, Indiana and its revitalization; working in the steel industry; working in radio in Northwest Indiana at WBAA-FM in Lafayette, WLTH, WJOB in Hammond, and WGVE; interning and working at CBS 2 (WBBM-TV) in Chicago; why she got into radio; having a good attitude; facing challenges; being the first woman to anchor morning drive for CBS Radio; how she got the morning news job and why she loves it; the lack of women in radio; advice for people who want to work in the media; the award-winning documentary she did about post-genocide Rwanda; the book Called that she wrote with Lisa Jefferson about 9/11; writing; interviewing famous people including President Jimmy Carter, Tony Bennett, Alexander Haig, and Patti LaBelle; charities she works with; knitting scarves; working with men in the steel mills and radio; how she dealt with opposition, and more.

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