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As you probably already know, I’m the entertainment reporter for B96! You can hear me every weekday morning on the J Show reporting on the latest celebrity gossip. At 7:15 am, I also take on listeners in a pop culture quiz called the Showbiz Shelly Smackdown.

Growing up in Chicago around the North Shore area, I would listen to B96 while driving to school at New Trier High School every day.  I later graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a degree in broadcasting.  It is at Northwestern where I really discovered my passion for entertainment news as I was head of the Arts and Entertainment division of Northwestern’s television station, the Northwestern News Network.  My sophomore year in college I started as an intern in the promotions department at B96 and worked my way up to the morning show.  During my time as an entertainment reporter at the radio station, I have had the opportunity to meet many celebrities ranging from David Beckham to Mariah Carey, to Fergie to Michael Jordan. I often travel to Los Angeles to cover movie premieres, the American Music Awards, the Grammys and lots more.  

I also contribute my entertainment scoops regularly to Windy City Live and CBS to name a few.

When I’m not covering the entertainment beat, you can probably find me reading 50 Shades of Grey, watching some of my favorite tv shows which include The Bachelor, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Empire, Top Chef, Better Caul Saul, Project Runway and many, many more or working out at the gym.

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[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Taylor From McHenry

Ke$ha leaked she’ll be at UPenn’s Spring Fling festival on social media. What instrument did she play in marching band??

Chicago’s B96–03/27/2015

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[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 3/27/15

Taylor Swift was seen with some HOT guy…Does this mean they’re dating??

Chicago’s B96–03/27/2015

(Photo by RJ O'Shaughnessy/Columbia Records)

[Pics] Pop Culture Events That Made Us Cry

It might be hard to relate to the Directioners but after reading this list you might need to bring out the Kleenex once again…

Chicago’s B96–03/26/2015

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[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Joseph From Northside

Kevin Bacon is doing a commercials for Eggs. What city does his character Ren McCormack, from ‘Footloose’ move from?

Chicago’s B96–03/26/2015

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[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 3/26/15

Zayn leaves One Direction for good! When do you think his solo album will drop?

Chicago’s B96–03/26/2015

'One Direction' Attend 'El Hormiguero' Tv Show

[Watch] The Sadness Is Real For 1D Fans

Teens turn to social media to express their emotional Zayn break-up!

Chicago’s B96–03/25/2015

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

[Listen] Kick-Off The Cubs Opener With Brad Zibung

The Heckler’s founder, Brad Zibung talks about the 107th Annual Next Year Day.

Chicago’s B96–03/25/2015

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Own A Piece Of Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is auctioning off items from her condo in Chicago. Will owning these items give you the luck of success??

Chicago’s B96–03/25/2015

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[Watch] Entourage Movie Trailer

Watch the HBO hit show, Entourage’s FIRST movie trailer. Will you be holding an Entourage party this summer??

Chicago’s B96–03/25/2015

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[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Toni From Mundelein

Jamie Foxx denies all romance rumors with Katie Holmes. Foxx wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys but ended up going to school to study what?

Chicago’s B96–03/25/2015

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