Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 09:02
Chicago media star Gina Ferraro will soon be heard even more on Chicago radio. Ferraro has joined the Westwood One-owned Metro Traffic Services as a full-time traffic reporter.
She can now be heard each afternoon on WUSN-FM from 3:00pm-7:00pm on Drew Walker's afternoon show. Ferraro replaces Marti Jones, who left Metro at the end of last month to join WLS-FM's morning show
as a full-time traffic reporter.
Additionally, Gina Ferraro will now be heard doing traffic reports on WGN-AM evenings from 7:00pm-10:00pm, during Jim Laski's program. Eventually, her duties will expand even further, and she will be doing traffic reports on WIND-AM and a pair of Sirius Satellite radio stations.
This is not new territory for Gina Ferraro, as she previously did traffic reports for the Melissa Forman Show on WLIT-FM in 2009, before Clear Channel decided to cancel the local morning show and replace it with a syndicated program.
The new full-time gig at Metro Traffic means that Ferraro will no longer be a host on the overnight Dance Factory program, heard on WCPT-FM/WCPY-FM/WCPQ-FM. She had been an important part of the all-night dance show since September 2009, and often hosted live events for it on weekend nights.
However, she will not be giving up one of her other very fun jobs. The busy Ms. Ferraro will continue to be a reporter for the local Internet & digital television show, "Nude Hippo
." "Nude Hippo" segments can be seen on the WMAQ-TV new digital sub-channel "Chicago Nonstop," as well as online on the NBC Chicago website
and the brand new "Nude Hippo" website
. Ferraro blogs and or contributes almost daily on the "Nude Hippo" website. Her additions can be seen HERE
She recently had also be a segment contributor to WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning" and a host of the WPWR-TV show, "Tattoo Factory."
Since graduating Ohio's Wright State University in 2003, where Ferraro majored in Communications and Broadcasting and gained a degree in Liberal Arts, she has been working non-stop in radio & television -- first in central Ohio, and then around Chicago. There does not seem to be any stopping her now, either.
Ferraro and her husband live within Chicago.