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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: Debbie From Naperville

Taylor Swift was in South Bend, Indiana recently. S was there to see her younger brother Austin graduate from what University?

Chicago’s B96–19 hours ago

Olsen Twins

[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 5/26/15

The Olsen Twins Say No Thanks To Fuller House.

Chicago’s B96–20 hours ago


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Jose From Carol Stream

Dylan and Cole Sprouse have graduated from NYU! What Disney Channel show were they famous for being on?

Chicago’s B96–05/21/2015

David Letterman

[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 5/21/15

David Letterman ends his “Late Show” with all smiles!

Chicago’s B96–05/21/2015


[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Talks With Former Bachelorette Arie Luyendyk, Jr. About National Tire Safety Week

Showbiz chats about tire safety just in time for Memorial Day road-trips!

Chicago’s B96–05/20/2015


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Nadia From Orland Park

Kim Kardashian reportedly banned selfies at a signing of her book, which is about selfies. What is the Kardashian sisters beauty line called?

Chicago’s B96–05/20/2015

(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

[Watch] Did JLo Diss Mariah At The Billboard Music Awards?

JLo was caught scrolling through Instagram during Mariah Carey’s Billboard performance!

Chicago’s B96–05/19/2015

(Courtesy of Def Jam)

[Listen] Radio Perez: Iggy Got More Plastic Surgery

Iggy got more plastic surgery after her boob job!

Chicago’s B96–05/19/2015


[Listen] Showbiz Smackdown: Cassie From Braidwood

Country singer Ashley Monroe is the wife of John Danks. John Danks pitches for what Chicago baseball team?

Chicago’s B96–05/19/2015

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

[Listen] Showbiz Shelly Updates For 5/19/15

It’s baaack! Time for things J hates: The Bachelorette!

Chicago’s B96–05/19/2015