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Merri Dee

Broadcast Legend

Radio & TV Personality

Best-selling Author

Keynote Speaker
Mistress of Ceremonies
Panel Moderator

Voice Over Talent

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Many audiences choose Merri Dee to keynote galas, shareholder, donor and employee meetings, and launches and grand openings.  Her engaging and compelling story of triumph over tragedy, overcoming the odds, and being a positive force of nature will captivate your audience and move them to action. She will masterfully integrate your company or organization message in her presentation.  


This photo was taken at home on Thursday, March 11, 2022,
by photographer, Heidi Zeiger, when Merri Dee sat for a photoshoot in connection with Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s Women’s History Month campaign.

Statement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, City of Chicago:

Amy and I are deeply saddened to learn of Merri Dee's passing.

Merri Dee was a homegrown, broadcasting legend whose time as an anchor and radio and talk show host made her a beloved, local celebrity. In addition to her television and radio work, she also made a huge impact on communities across our city and state through a number of philanthropic pursuits that reflected her passion for protecting vulnerable individuals such as children in need of adoptive homes. Merri Dee has truly made a positive and indelible mark on our city and inspired countless others to follow in her footsteps. We offer our deepest condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time.

Merri Dee is a compelling keynote speaker on a range of topics from Aging, Diversity, Surviving & Thriving, Confidence, Media, Philanthropy, and Women’s Issues. 
Please be in touch so we can discuss your event or program objectives, goals, date/time and messaging. 

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