Who is Suzanne Le Mignot?
Suzanne Le Mignot is an American journalist of African descent who is working for WBBM as an anchor of CBS2 Chicago’s weekend news and a weekday reporter. She joined the CBS 2 Chicago News team in 1995. Further, she has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Upon joining the station, she initially served as a freelance reporter till 1999 when she began serving as a full-time reporter.
Suzanne Le Mignot Date of Birth / Age
Le Mignot was born on January 25th, 1970. She is 52 years old as of 2022.
Suzanne Le Mignot Height
Le Mignot stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Suzanne Le Mignot Parents and Siblings
Le Mignot was born and raised in the U.S. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, her father, Thomas, passed away in 1971 as a result of an accident when she was only 1 year old. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Suzanne Le Mignot Spouse(Husband)
Le Mignot has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Le Mignot is married or not but the information will be updated once available.
Suzanne Le Mignot Kids / Children
Le Mignot has a daughter, Katarina. Details regarding whether or not Mignot has any children are not available to the public at the moment. Also, she has cats named Luna and Luce. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available
Suzanne Le Mignot Education
After completing her high school education, Le Mignot went on to attend the University of South Florida. Later, she became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
Suzanne Le Mignot Career
Le Mignot works for WBBM as an anchor of CBS2 Chicago’s weekend news and a weekday reporter. She joined the CBS 2 Chicago News team in 1995. Further, she has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Upon joining the station, she initially served as a freelance reporter till 1999 when she began serving as a full-time reporter.
Moreover, she has provided coverage for a broad span of stories with a certain focus on community-associated happenings. For instance, serving as a news correspondent for CBS2′s Southside neighborhood newsroom from 1999 to 2000. Prior to CBS2, she served WBBM-AM Newsradio 780 as an anchor and a reporter from 1994 to 1999. Also, she served WGN-AM in 1996 as an anchor and a reporter.
In addition to that, she served WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee from 1995 to 1996 prior to rejoining WBBM-AM in 1996. Furthermore, she served in Belgrade, Yugoslavia as a news anchor and reporter from 1991 to 1992 at Radio and Television Serbia, Trecan Kanal, and NTV Studio B television stations. Nonetheless, her broadcasting career debuted when she served in Tampa, Florida at WSUF as a production assistant and associate producer from 1989 to 1993.
To boot, she served the student-run radio station, WBUL as an anchor. Else, she served the Tampa Tribune and Tampa-based Urban Business Magazine as a correspondent. The Associated Press honored her in 2007 in the hard news feature category for her investigative report, “Tracking Your Security.” Her investigation exposed that bomb-sniffing dogs at Chicago’s Metra train stations could not perceive the passing trail of explosives.
Following the story, Illinois declared a law that demanded dog handlers undergo 180 hours of stern training and graduate a new state exam. Also, the report attained her a Peter Lisagor Award in the in-depth reporting/series category. The Chicago Bar Association granted her a Herman Kogan Award for the report. In 2002, she did reports on a building with 35 tenants without heat.
The report altered the approach to how heat shut-offs are conducted in the City of Chicago during the winter. Moreover, she has attained a number of other industry awards. For instance, in 2008 she gained a local and national Emmy for her breaking news reports on the Blue Line derailment, and in 2005 a local and national Emmy Award for her breaking news reports about the demise of Pope John Paul II.
In 1997, she attained the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award. Both in 1994 and 1996, she obtained a Peter Lisagor Award. In 1993, when she was still a student she gained the National Association of Black Journalists Leadership Award. Currently, she serves as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Also, she serves as a board member of the National Association of Black Journalists Chicago Chapter.
Furthermore, she served Bunche Elementary School in Chicago’s Englewood community as a mentor and volunteer. Regularly, she holds workshops and scheduled field trips concentrated on building self-esteem for young girls. To boot, she served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of PAWS Chicago, the biggest no-kill animal shelter in the Midwest.
In 2003, she assisted start the initial humane education program with PAWS. PAWS visits Chicago regional schools and utilizes the program to teach elementary school children about the significance of nurturing animals. Also, the program is utilized by the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago. Else, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Better Boys Foundation.
On a side note, the organization supplies educational aid to boys and girls in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s west side. In 2016, she attained the National Civil Rights Library Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in journalism. Further, she was inducted into the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2017. Withal, attained the “We Dream in Color” Michelle Obama Humanitarian Award in 2017.
Moreover, she attained the award as a result of her reports that caused a positive change in the lives of those who have withstood challenging times. In 2019, she gained first place in the Chicago Journalists Association Sarah Brown Boyden Award Competition in the Public Service category for her report series, “Misidentified Man” after Senate Bill SB2309 was established which made fingerprinting and DNA testing mandatory in John and Jane Doe cases in Illinois.
On a side note, the bill was introduced on November 14, 2019. In 2021 she accepted The Shantieya Smith “We Fight for Her Award” by MOVE and YOVE(Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and Youth Opposed to Violence Everywhere). Le Mignot gained the award as a result of her reports that brought attention to missing and murdered black girls and women in Chicago.
Better Magazine chose her as one of the top 10 Black Women of Impact in Chicago in 2021. The America Nation Multicultural World Foundation selected her as the 2021 Multicultural Woman of the Year. Additionally, she served as a Trustee of the Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities, an organization that aids children and adults with developmental disabilities in DuPage and Cook counties.
Also, she serves on the Board of Trustees of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization. The organization issues medical supplies and assistance for war orphans throughout former Yugoslavia. To boot, she serves on the Advisory Council for Smile Train, an organization that issues life-saving cleft-palate surgery for children in need worldwide. Further, she serves as a speaker of a number of foreign languages counting Spanish, French, Serbian, and Patois, a Jamaican dialect.
WBBM/ CBS 2 Chicago
Le Mignot works with CBS 2 Chicago where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
How Much Does Suzanne Le Mignot Earn?
Le Mignot approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Suzanne Le Mignot Worth?
As an anchor, Le Mignot has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Suzanne Le Mignot House
Le Mignot purchased a two-bedroom condominium unit on the 14th floor of a Gold Coast building from former WLS-Ch. 7 reporter, Laura Podesta for $405,000 in late November 2017. Podesta in the company of her husband, Sebastian had purchased the house for $371,500 in early 2016.
The building was set up in 1971. Further, the house has features such as two baths, hardwood floors, lake views, and large windows. Also, an open-concept kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a new guest bath, a master bath with dual vanities, and built-in floor-to-ceiling shelving in the second bedroom. The couple listed the house in October for $399,900.
On the same day, she traded her 121-year-old four-bedroom house on Northwest Side Albany Park for $499,000. Built in 1896, the house underwent rehabilitation before LeMignot purchased it in 2013 for $420,000. Furthermore, its features include three baths, hardwood floors throughout, a lower level with a rec room and a private office, and a formal dining room.
Withal, a backyard with a pergola, a newer two-car garage, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, an island with 42-inch cabinets, and a stainless steel backsplash. The house was listed in August for $535,000 and later cut the price to $520,000 before finding a buyer in November.