Sirott and Murciano


10a - 12pm

About the Show

Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano are no strangers to working as partners. With a longtime fan-base on the air and now on social media, they are fixtures on the Chicago media landscape. They co-anchored a Fox Thing in the Morning on WFLD-TV in Chicago from 1994 to 2000. They're true veterans of TV and radio with successful careers in broadcasting and communications. Their new web site,, combines their personalities and passion for food.

And now, Sirott and Murciano join WLS-AM 890, where every weekday morning between 10am and 12n, they'll continue the conversation with Chicagoans, about what's important and interesting in Chicago.

Bob Sirott


Sirott has earned 14 local Emmys as well as a national Emmy. He began his broadcasting career as an NBC page in 1966, moving up to become public affairs and production director for WMAQ Radio in Chicago (then NBC) at the age of 19. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, he began his on-air work at WBBM-FM in 1971, where Sirott became morning personality for the CBS station's new contemporary music format. In 1980, he left Chicago's iconic rock radio station WLS, where he was the number one afternoon drive personality for seven years, to become the first Lifestyle and Entertainment Editor at WBBM-TV (CBS). In 1985, Sirott was named anchor/correspondent for the CBS-TV network newsmagazine series West 57th, winning a national Emmy for feature reporting. Sirott then joined NBC 5 in Chicago as the noon anchor and 10:00 p.m. feature reporter before launching and anchoring First Thing in the Morning. From there, he developed and hosted the Emmy Award-winning Fox Thing in the Morning on WFLD. In 2002 Sirott became the anchor and managing editor of Chicago Tonight, the nightly live one-hour newsmagazine of Chicago's PBS station, WTTW/11. Bob has also been a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning appearing on feature stories and essays. For the better part of the last decade he has anchored prime time newscasts and election night roundtable panels for Fox Chicago News and NBC 5. Sirott hosts Legends, an on-going series of 90-minute video interviews with baseball greats for the Chicago Cubs. Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper wrote, "As someone who has been interviewed by everyone, I can tell you that Bob Sirott is one of the best interviewers on TV locally or nationally."

Marianne Murciano


Marianne Murciano is an Emmy award winning writer, journalist and TV personality. She has trained corporate executives as senior consultant for the global media relations company Hill & Knowlton. Born in Havana, Cuba, she is fluent in Spanish. She's a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in communications/broadcast journalism and earned a Master's degree in fiction writing at Columbia College Chicago. Murciano got her start in broadcasting in 1979 in Miami as a reporter for WNWS all-news radio and began working as a reporter for WCIX-TV in 1980. She created, wrote and produced educational programming at WLRN TV. From there she moved to Fox's WSVN-TV as a reporter and was soon named anchor of the 2-hour morning newscast, Today in Florida. In 1990 she moved to NBC anchoring the number one rated morning show for WTVJ-TV, Today in South Florida. Three years later WFLD, Fox-TV in Chicago, hired her to co-anchor the morning newscast. Marianne was a contributor to WTTW/PBS Chicago Tonight on the series "At Home With…" featuring interviews from the homes of well-known personalities. She's currently working on her first major nonfiction book examining the life of her grandfather, Cuba's national sports director, who was murdered in Havana in 1948.

Tony Lossano

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Tony Lossano is the Executive Producer for “Sirott and Murciano” (with Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano), on Chicago's WLS-AM 890, (Weekdays, 10a - Noon CT) Lossano is an accomplished producer that adds enthusiasm and creativity to every production. Over the years, Lossano has produced for some of WLS’s legendary personalities, including John Records Landecker, Robert Murphy & Dick Biondi. Prior to joining WLS in 2011, he produced mornings at WLIT-FM for a decade. Outside of radio, Lossano may be best known as the co-creator and driving force behind the long-running television program, "Nude Hippo" – and he still freelance produces at NBC Chicago for special events like, New Year’s Eve’s Chi-Town Rising, the Chicago Marathon and the Chicago Auto Show. Lossano, a lifelong Chicagoan, is single and was never married to Alyssa Milano. He has two nephews and two nieces that he adores and an aquatic turtle named Elliott, (not necessarily in that order).