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Former WVON News Director Sharon McGhee Dies.


For a dozen years, McGhee (pictured) was the news director for WVON in Chicago. She lost her battle with Ovarian cancer at the age of 54. WVON President Melody Spann-Cooper told Radio Ink last night, "Sharon was one of the most talented style journalist I've ever met. She able to tell an objective with her own brand of inflection where you knew how she felt about it. It's a loss to the universe."

McGhee joined the staff at WVON in December 1997.  She was officially appointed to News Director in January 1998.  McGhee was passionate about arts and entertainment, and amicably resigned from her position to pursue a career in writing and directing.  In 2007 she wrote critically acclaimed “The Pocketbook Monologues”; subsequently directing multiple staged performance across the United States. Sharon K. McGhee reprised her role as WVON’s News Director in 2008 until her health caused her to resign in 2010.

McGhee learned she had stage 4 ovarian caner just three weeks before she had received a phone call offering her a role in the Housewives of Atlanta. 

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