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Allison Rosati

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Nationality  Italian American
Years active  1985-present
Role  Newscaster
Education  Gustavus Adolphus College
Occupation  Journalist
Name  Allison Rosati
Spouse  Lee Dennis (m. 1993)
TV shows  WMAQ 10PM Spot News
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Born  February 11, 1963 (age 52) (1963-02-11) Dover, Delaware, U.S.
Residence  Burr Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater  Gustavus Adolphus College (cum laude)
Television  KTTC (1985-1987) WGRZ-TV (1987-1990) WMAQ-TV (1990-present)
Children  Kristen Rosati Dennis, Katherine Dennis, Stephen Dennis, Nicholas Dennis
Awards  News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News
Similar People  Rob Stafford, Carol Marin, Dick Johnson, Stefan Holt
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Allison Rosati (born February 11, 1963) is the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast co-anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago.

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Early life

Rosati was born in Dover, Delaware and grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College where she studied speech and communications. She graduated in 1985 and received cum laude.

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Rosati started her career in Rochester, Minnesota in 1985. KTTC-TV hired her as a general assignment reporter and less than a year later, promoted her to producer and co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Rosati later went to WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York and anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at WGRZ. Rosati also did general assignment reporting. She was host of First Thing in the Morning when she first came to WMAQ in 1990. Five years later in 1995, she began anchoring the early evening news. And in May 1997 following the controversial hiring of Jerry Springer as commentator and the resignations of Ron Magers and Carol Marin, Rosati was promoted to co-anchor of NBC 5’s 10 p.m. newscast.

Community Work

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Rosati volunteers for many Chicago-area organizations, such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Infant Welfare Society, the Ronald McDonald House, and the March of Dimes. She has also helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, by sitting on the board of directors.

Recognition and awards


  • Chicago Emmy Award for her role as host in "NBC 5 Presents: Millennium 2000," 2000
  • Named "Woman Of The Year" by the Italian American Police Association, 2001
  • Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, 2001
  • Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award from U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson, 2002
  • National Emmy for the "Survive Alive" Station Project and Fire Prevention special
  • Excellence in Communications Award from the Justinian Society of Chicago
  • David Award for "Achievement in Broadcasting"
  • First Decade Award from Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Distinguished Alumni award from Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Humanitarian Of The Year award from the Italian American Police Association, 2004
  • Gracie Award for her role as host in "Smart Choices, Safe Kids" Documentary special, 2006
  • Personal Life

    Rosati was married to radiologist Dr. Lee Dennis in a traditional Roman Catholic wedding ceremony on March 20, 1993 at the Holy Name Cathedral. Rosati and Dennis has 4 kids and a dog named Apollo. They currently lived in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

    References

    Allison Rosati Wikipedia


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