Welcome to one of the most familiar and respected faces in Chicago sports broadcasting, Peggy Kusinski from NBC 5. What better way to prepare for a big event in the ballroom than to be on the inside of countless highlights in the rich sports history of Chicago?
Peggy covered the Bears for 24 years, including its Super Bowl appearance,
from Ditka to Wannstedt, Lovie to Trestman, and now John Fox,; she covered three Bulls NBA Championships, three Blackhawks Stanley Cups, one
White Sox World Series and is now working on in=depth sports special for NBC, now that the Cubs have won the World Series. In addition to all this Chicago amazingness, she's also covered three Olympics.
Kusinski, a native of Chicago’s Northwest Side and graduate of
Resurrection High School and Southern Illinois University, joined NBC 5
as a sports reporter and anchor in 2000 after working as a sports talk
show host at ESPN Radio 1000 and the former WMAQ AM 670. She began in Chicago as a sports anchor for CLTV.
Here is how Peggy feels about dancing this year.
"Every year I watch the
Dancing with Chicago Celebrities, and say "gosh I wish they would ask
me, I would LOVE that!". Then this year they asked me and I said, "oh
Crap! They ASKED ME!" I'm a closet dancer -- I dance
while driving and do not care if anyone sees me. Except my 8 year old
daughter who constantly says "stop mom!"
But I can't stop dancing now.
Less than three years ago I lost my sister and best friend, Patty
Kusinski Smith to breast cancer. She fought for 11 years. Pat felt
very strongly that when you donate money to breast cancer organizations
make sure it goes to research... this is a nod to her research team at
University of Chicago. And a reminder, keep dancing!"
If you would like to support Peggy's efforts to help in the fight against breast cancer
please consider coming out to our gala to cheer heer on in person on March 10, 2017, or consider a donation to support her efforts.
You can click here to buy tickets or you can click here to make a donation in Peggy's honor..