Published on Friday, 24 June 2011 08:34
Chicago multi-media personality Jane Monzures will be hosting the first ever "Live Love Life" charity event here in Chicago this weekend. The fashion show, benefiting the Chicago-based charity, the Share Your Soles Foundation, will take place this Saturday night.
Through her many media jobs on Chicago radio and television, Jane Monzures should be a fairly familiar name and face for local residents. From 2004-2007, she was heard each afternoon on WLUP-FM, where she was most often referred to as "Sweet Baby Jane," sidekick to Zakk Tyler. She also worked for a few months last year alongside Pete McMurray on WLUP-FM's morning show. Monzures has been, and continues to be, all over Chicago television. She has hosted "Homes Plus" on CLTV and been a correspondent for CLTV's "Metromix." She can currently be seen hosting "Living Healthy Chicago" on WGN-TV and CLTV, as well as being a regular segment contributor to WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning" and doing food programs for WMAQ-TV's Chicago Nonstop channel. One can also find Jane Monzures doing written and video blogging for both WCIU & CLTV's websites and doing the announcing at Chicago Sky home basketball games at the Allstate Arena.
On top of all that, she was the star of a reality show about her called "America's Plain Jane," she has hosted a French docu-series on champagne called "Behind the Bubbly," she worked two years behind the scenes at WZZN-FM, worked in Atlanta radio and television, as well as Phoenix radio and television. Monzures started her own jewelry & fashion line called JEM-Stone Couture, was the interior designer for Phoenix restaurant The Cajun House, and a menu consultant for Michael Jordan's Restaurant.
The ever-busy Monzures' most recent venture is the creation of Live Love Life (L3), a new philanthropy organization that "celebrates individuals striving to do their best and pass along the goodness in their hearts to those around them." Jane Monzures is the founder and Chairman of L3. She has filled the organization's Board of Directors with a variety of Chicago and national industry leaders and media personalities. Chicago media personalities on L3's Board of Directors include WFLD-TV's Anna Davlantes, WLUP-FM's Pete McMurray, and former WLUP-FM host and current Fox Sports host Dominic "Zakk Tyler" Zaccagini. Other Board members include: HGTV host and interior designer Alison Gramenos, Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center President & CEO Dr. Sev Hrywnak, public relations/communication strategist Chris Foltz, and entrepreneur Dean Solver.
The inaugural Live Love Life invitation-only charity event will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 8:00pm-Midnight, at Epoch.Floral Studio, located at 1700 W. Hubbard St in Chicago. The event guest list is said to feature "a who's who of Chicago leaders, philanthropists, and media personalities." All net proceeds from ticket sales, donations, and the prize package raffles will benefit Share Your Soles, a non-profit foundation, which holds shoe drives and special events to provide the necessary support to put shoes on the soles of children and adults in the most impoverished areas of the world.
Jane Monzures commented in a statement: "I am excited with the response we have gotten for our first event. Every single person in the room this weekend lives and breathes the LIVE LOVE LIFE message. I am so happy to make in impact with all of them."
Monzures is a native of the south side of Chicago and holds a Bachelor's degree in Fashion from Bradley University.