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Showbiz Shelly is the entertainment reporter and co-host for The J Show on B96 Radio (96.3 FM). At 7:15 am, every weekday morning she also takes on listeners in a pop culture quiz: The Showbiz Shelly Smackdown.

Growing up in Chicagoland, Shelly would listen to B96 while driving to New Trier High School.  She later graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a degree in broadcasting.  It is at Northwestern where she discovered her passion for entertainment news being head of the Arts and Entertainment division of Northwestern’s television station. She started as a B96 promotions intern her sophomore year of college and worked her way up to the morning show.  During her last ten years as an entertainment reporter at B96, she has met celebrities ranging from Miley Cyrus to Michael Jordan.  Shelly has also contributed entertainment scoops to ABC’s Windy City Live, CBS and more.

One of Shelly’s favorite activities outside of work is beach volleyball.

Kim Kardashian West attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. / AFP / Angela Weiss        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

[Listen] Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier Tells Us About Kim Kardashian’s Robbery!

Our friend Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight gives us the details about his interview with the concierge the night of Kim K’s robbery.

Chicago’s B96–5 hours ago

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[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Update For 10/27/16

Rumors say Mariah Carey and her fiance have split up!

Chicago’s B96–7 hours ago

Showbiz Shelly Smackdown

[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Robert From Cicero

Katy Perry’s birthday gift to herself was voting early! What’s the original movie she was the voice a blue humanoid?

Chicago’s B96–10/26/2016

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[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Update For 10/26/16

Bruno Mars is NOT a fan of Adele.

Chicago’s B96–10/26/2016

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[Watch] Lady Gaga SLAYS Carpool Karaoke

Lady Gaga on Carpool Karaoke is the BEST one yet!

Chicago’s B96–10/26/2016

Showbiz Shelly Smackdown

[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Jaclyn From Northside

Lady Gaga said she is absolutely not interested in dating Bradley Cooper. What movie did Bradley star in earning his first nomination for an academy award?

Chicago’s B96–10/25/2016

Showbiz Shelly Smackdown

[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Megan From Hoffman Estates

Anderson Cooper has signed a new long term deal to remain at CNN which means he will not be Kelly Ripa’s new co-host. What is his show on CNN called?

Chicago’s B96–10/24/2016

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[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Update For 10/24/16

Taylor Swift claims “This Is What You Came For,”

Chicago’s B96–10/24/2016


Help Us Help Them: Chicago Brigades

Help donate to our friends at Chicago Brigades to help under-served countries!

Chicago’s B96–10/21/2016

Showbiz Shelly Smackdown

[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Kyle From Valparaiso

The first trailer for Mark Wahlberg’s new film “Patriot’s Day” has hit the internet. What the name of the restaurant the Wahlburg family owns?

Chicago’s B96–10/19/2016


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