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WCIU's Jeanne Sparrow Recovering Nicely

Jeanne Sparrow, the television host of WCIU's "You & Me This Morning," said yesterday that she is recovering nicely from her recent surgery which has kept her off the air since the end of last month. She is anxious to get back on her feet and back to work just as soon as she is fully recovered from the surgery and her doctor tells her it is safe to do so. That may still be a few more weeks, though.

As first announced on here back on February 23rd of this year, WCIU sent out a press release stating that morning host Jeanne Sparrow would be out for at least a month to deal with a personal surgery and recovery time. Former WLIT-FM morning show personality Melissa Forman was named as Sparrow's fill-in beginning on February 25th. Since then, Jeanne Sparrow has been publicly quiet about her situation, and understandably so. However, yesterday, she opened up about her health problems.

Sparrow's surgery was to remove seven fibroids from her uterine wall. The non-cancerous tumors were removed and the surgery appears to be a success. On her Facebook page last weekend, she told friends that she is doing well and feeling pretty good. All that is left for her to overcome is the slow healing process. A few more weeks may be needed before the invasive surgery is healed enough and she will have back the stamina needed for long days in front of a camera.

Sparrow did share a laugh yesterday and say that her hat is off to "ladies who've had C-sections and are still able to take care of your babies. That bikini incision is no joke! It didn't hurt too much but it did knock me off my feet. Literally!"

She sent thanks out to "all of you who sent notes, emails, called, prayed for me, sent me good thoughts, vibes & juju... it helped immensely (and still is!)." Sparrow also thanked her friend Melissa Forman for filling-in, and her bosses, production team, coworkers, family & friends for their strong support. She added, "I'm always trying to do everything for myself, but I've discovered that when you need help and are at your most vulnerable, your true blue aces will be there to give you what you need... AND the things you couldn't have known you needed."

Jeanne Sparrow is a longtime Chicago media pro. She worked for Shadow Traffic for many years, being heard on numerous radio shows and stations, including a stint with Danny Bonaduce on WLUP. She also was a radio personality on WGCI for long while. On Chicago television, she has been the host of over a dozen shows, as well as a producer for a number of them. She also was a traffic reporter for WMAQ-TV. Her television worked has earned her three local Emmy Awards and numerous other awards & accolades. WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning" launched in October of 2009 with Jeanne Sparrow as its host. It has attracted a very decent following for Weigel Broadcasting, especially in the Female 25-54 demographic. The segments airs weekday mornings between 6:00an-9:00am on "The U."

In her usual optimistic way, Jeanne Sparrow signed off yesterday by saying "See you soon!"

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