Roe Conn Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, WLS


Roe Conn WSL

Roe Conn WLS

Roe Conn Biography

This is what you need to know about Roe B. Conn an American talk radio host based in Chicago.

Roe Conn Age

Conn was born on  6 June 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is 57 years old as of 2021.

Roe Conn Height

  • Not known.

Roe Conn Family-Parents-Siblings

Parents – Siblings

Conn was born to his father Tony Viola. He has not shared any information about his mother and siblings. Information about his siblings and mother will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Roe Conn Wife

Conn was married to an online handbag owner consignment shop Barbara Conn. It’s still not known when they got married. The couple divorced in 2014, and curiously right after they bought an expensive real estate in Chicago.

Roe Conn Fiancee

Conn found himself another woman, Deanna Beise soon after divorce from his first wife with whom he was soon bound in the engagement. Evidently,  he presented the engagement ring to Deanna in Las Vegas in 2015, after about only a year since his divorce.

Roe Conn Daughter Weeding

In 2017, Conn gave away his daughter to a handsome man, Amarit Dulyapaibul. It was actually his daughter’s wedding that excited him most in recent times.

Roe Conn Salary

Conn receives an annual salary of 72,534. This is according to the WLS anchor’s salary.

Roe Conn Net Worth

Conn has an estimated net worth of $5 million U.S Dollars. His career as an anchor is the primary source of his income.

Roe Conn Education

Conn joined the Latin highschool of Chicago, Denison University where he studied anthropology.

Conn Career

Conn’s first radio gig was Saturday overnights on WDUB in Granville, Ohio. He chose to use the on-air pseudonym, Robert Thomas, believing that his real name was not suitable for the radio business early in his career. Returning to Chicago after graduating from college he worked fill-in duties at WLUW, starting in August 1986. Conn then was the producer for Don Vogel on WMAQ (AM) and Walter Jacobson at WBBM-TV. He debuted a Sunday morning radio show at WLS (AM) on August 27, 1989. Conn maintains that his performance went poorly, but that the program director ordered the show be continued after confusing him with another host.

He received his first national exposure for his daily roundup of the O.J. Simpson trial.  Conn continued to host his regular show on WLS (AM) after that. Eventually, he teamed up with Garry Meier to cohost the highly successful Roe & Garry Show. Citation needed In 2004, amid an impasse in contract negotiations with the station. Meier did not renew his contract with WLS. He then became the sole host of the show, which also featured Jim Johnson and Christina Filiaggi. Many praise Conn for having a good sense of humor and for being skilled at articulating his thoughts. Citation needed In the spring 2006 rating period, The Roe Conn Show became Chicago’s most listened-to radio talk show among adults.

He announced on his WLS-AM radio show a new, parallel endeavor called “The Roe Report” on March 27, 2009. The Roe Report was a nationally syndicated daily news/commentary segment initially airing in New York (WABC), Los Angeles (KABC). And Chicago (WLS-AM), filling the void left by the death of Paul Harvey on March 27, 2009. The final “Roe Report” aired October 29, 2010. A reason for ending the Report was not cited. On May 8, 2009, it was announced on the show that longtime associate Christina Filiaggi had been once more laid off by station management. And would be replaced by Chicago area newscaster Amy Jacobson the following week. However, after a change in management, she returned for the third time on March 26, 2010. It was announced on the air that Bill Leff had been laid off by corporate management.

Roe and Leff had often joked on the air about the similarity of their voices on May 29, 2009. The Roe Conn Show became Roe and Cisco, as Cisco Cotto was introduced as the new cohost of the WLS afternoon show with Roe Conn on January 11, 2010. Amy Jacobson was removed from her position doing traffic and weather for the show. And daily appearances by WLS-TV anchor Ron Magers ceased, although Magers returned to the 3 p.m also an hour on February 9, 2010. The following day the show became The Roe Conn Show again with the announcement that Cisco Cotto was leaving to host his own show on WLS from 9 to 11 a.m. Richard Roeper became Roe’s new on-air partner, and the show was rebranded The Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper on April 12, 2010.

Conn announced that the Roe & Roeper, was canceled and he’d be leaving WLS-AM 890 after 25 years on October 8, 2014.WGN Radio announced that Roe would be hosting an afternoon drive from 3 pm – 7 pm, beginning on January 26 on January 15, 2015. After management decided not to renew his contract than ran through the end of 2020 his last show on WGN was September 4, 2020. Conn is also a frequent guest and co-host of the Chicago daytime talk-show Windy City Live as of 2017.

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