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Showbiz Shelly

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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.


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Double Trouble Live From Gateway Auto Spa

Tyra Banks rocked a fierce pixie cut at the Daytime Emmy Awards. What is the name of her reality show?

Chicago’s B96–22 hours ago

Premiere Of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"

[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 4/27/15

The moment we’ve ALL been waiting for, The Bruce Jenner Interview…the good, the bad, the positive vibes.

Chicago’s B96–23 hours ago


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Hollywood Holly From La Porte

Vanessa Hudgens passed on Coachella this year because she is on Broadway. What is she starring in?

Chicago’s B96–04/24/2015

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 4/24/15

*SPOILER ALERT* BIG BIG BIG BIG deal for Grey’s Anatomy fans.

Chicago’s B96–04/24/2015


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Sabrina From Round Lake

Netflix has ordered another season of a show all about the ladies of Litchfield Correctional
Institution. What is this show??

Chicago’s B96–04/23/2015

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[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 4/23/15

Robert Downey Jr. walks out on interview trying to get into his dark past.

Chicago’s B96–04/23/2015


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Jessica From Joliet

Ashton Kutcher’s complaint about diaper changing tables led to a Bill in New York. What brand of trucker hats was he popular for wearing?

Chicago’s B96–04/22/2015

Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen; Dave Coulier; Jodie Sweetin; Bob Saget; John Stamos; Candace Cameron (Disney ABC Television Group/Getty Images)

[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 4/22/15

Put your excitement on PAUSE…not everyone has a contract…

Chicago’s B96–04/22/2015


[Pics] How To Meet Lady Gaga In 5 Seconds

Waiting outside of Soul Cycle waiting for Lady Gaga to make an EPIC appearance!

Chicago’s B96–04/22/2015

(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

[Pics] Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates Cover Star Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush celebrates being on the cover of Michigan Avenue Magazine.

Chicago’s B96–04/21/2015