Generations of Midwesterners have grown up with lifelong Chicagoan Bob Sirott. First as a top Chicago rock and roll DJ in the 70s and later as a news anchor on CBS2, NBC5 and Chicago Tonight on PBS. Bob also worked as an anchor/ correspondent for the 1985 CBS-TV network newsmagazine “West 57th.”
Bob’s frequent broadcast partner is his wife Marianne Murciano who co-anchored the ground-breaking Emmy award winning “Fox Thing In The Morning” on Fox32 in the 90s.
Sirott’s radio career began when he was 21. While working as a producer and writer at NBC Radio in Chicago, Bob landed a summer on-air job at WBBM-FM. Two years later, the former legendary Chicago rock radio powerhouse WLS took notice of his popularity and hired him for their 2-6pm shift, where Bob famously achieved great success for the next seven years before moving to television in 1980.
Sirott currently hosts “Icons of the Ivy”, a series of interviews with Chicago Cubs legends, on the Cubs Marquee Sports Network.
After several previous stints on WGN Radio, Bob is back home on “Chicago’s Very Own” AM 720 weekday mornings 6-10.
Bob is a graduate of Chicago’s Columbia College.
Of his many awards and achievements, Sirott considers being the voice of the coal mine exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry his proudest accomplishment.