Merri Dee leaves WGN-TV

One of the most identifiable voices of WGN-TV is calling it a career.

Merri Dee, who has done voiceover work for WGN-TV in the 1970’s and 1980’s is leaving the station October 1 after 37 years.

Though known for her work for voiceovers, the Bud Billiken Parade, Illinois Lottery Drawings, and many telethons, she was also the longtime director for community relations for the Tribune-owned station.

She’ll continue to be a consultant for community organizations and corporations, and she is also joining the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) as a volunteer to help shape the organization’s agenda for Illinois.


2 thoughts on “Merri Dee leaves WGN-TV

    • The Bud Billiken Parade just isn’t the same without Merri Dee. While I am an Allison Payne fan, I grew up hearing Merri host WGN’s presentation of the parade.

    • I posted this on Larz’s ChicagolandRadioand site this morning:

      “I remember as a kid in the 1980’s her voiceover work promoting WGN-TV’s programming during their afternoon lineup, which featured “Superfriends” and “Scooby-Doo”. Merri Dee was one of the best VO talents to ever work on Chicago Television. “

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