For two decades Joan was one of Chicago¹s most popular and highly rated television news anchors. She made her mark in the Windy City first at WGN-TV, then ABC/WLS where Joan spent ten years reporting and anchoring the 5pm newscast. She then moved to NBC/WMAQ where she anchored various shows and handled all of the stations Medical reporting. During her years at NBC, she was also called to New York and NBC'S Today Show, to both guest host, and anchor the news segments.
Joan’s television work has won numerous broadcasting awards,
including the Emmy, Peter Lisagor, and
Associated Press “Best Reporter for the State of Illinois”.
In addition to her impressive television news credentials,
Joan also has extensive radio (news and talk) experience. Documentary
production rounds out her impressive list of broadcast credentials. In the
movie world, Joan has been called on to play herself in feature film’s like
“Backdraft” and “Cheaters."