Jerome McDonnell

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Each weekday on WBEZ ’s Worldview, Jerome provides global affairs coverage of world issues with in-depth conversations on international issues and their local impact.

Jerome joined the staff of WBEZ in 1984 as an intern, later becoming a producer for the former programs Inside Business, and Midday with Sondra Gair–an international news analysis show. He has been a producer of Weekend Edition Saturday and also served as executive director of talk programming.

Jerome has a Peter Lisagor award and has been awarded by the Illinois Broadcasters' Association for “Best Public Affairs Program in a Series.” Jerome has an B.A. in Communications from Northern Illinois University. A native of Chicago, Jerome resides in Arlington Heights with his wife, Janet. They have two sons, Sam and Owen.

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