I’m baaaack! On TV that is. Excited to announce that I will be back on Chicagoland TV with FOX 32 News beginning in October.
When I left TV news in 2013, I knew I wasn’t done telling stories. That’s why I started my own production company to produce stories that people would be interested in and really care about. I am so excited to be able to continue to do that now on a larger platform with FOX 32 News.
Whether it be medical, consumer or human interest, I want to do stories that will have a social impact and that viewers will be interested in watching.
A perfect fit for me
I’m thrilled that FOX 32 is giving me the opportunity to get back to Chicago viewers, and even more excited to work with News Director Matt Piacente and Assistant News Director Todd Woolman. They are two people I have the utmost respect for and have had the pleasure of working with in the past. Many people in that newsroom are already friends of mine. They are all professionals and very good at what they do, and I look forward to coming on board and joining the FOX 32 News Team.
What makes this even better is I will continue to do stories for non-profits and my speaking engagements as part of my company, Sylvia Perez Productions. I have worked hard over the past few years to build this company. In fact, my news interview series, “Heavy Hitters” will continue, as well.
Storytelling is a lifelong passion
But ever since I was 10-years old, I knew I wanted to be a journalist. I remember watching reporters on the air and asking my brother what I had to do to become one of them. It’s all I ever wanted to do, and it’s the only job I’ve ever known. I feel blessed that I have been able to do this and now so lucky that FOX has decided to bring me on board.
When I left ABC7 three years ago last week, I told myself, the business has changed a lot and the only way I would allow myself to get back in, would be to work for good people in a good newsroom — and now it’s happening.
This opportunity has come along at the perfect time and I can’t wait to get in there and get started.
My duties at FOX 32
My new job role will be weekend morning anchor and special projects reporter three days a week.
If you are in Chicago, I know you are used to watching me at another station. I hope you will tune in or watch FOX 32 online. I know that there are a lot of stations to choose from but who knows, maybe you’ll like what you see. Change can be good for us all.