NBC 5's Lauren Jiggetts buys $1 million dollar + home

NBC 5's Lauren Jiggetts buys $1 million dollar + home

It appears that NBC 5 anchor Lauren Jiggetts was born on third base, even though you might think really got there by hitting a triple. (Kind of like Kate Upton actually)

Lauren Jiggetts is a graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire and Harvard University. She joined WMAQ-TV in 2007 at the ripe age of 25. So how did Lauren Jiggetts get a cushy job in the third largest market at so young an age? Right after she "cut her teeth" so to speak in a great market/sweet gig in Boston coming right out of college. Lauren Jiggetts does this while almost everyone else in the media business (or show business, the media business really is the same thing as show business) has to grind it out in isolated, rural po-dunk stations after graduation?

Could it be because of her Dad, former Bears lineman and current talk show host Dan Jiggetts?

What is it about television news and nepotism in this this town? The Ponces, the Weigels, the Jordans, and now the Jiggetts.

According to the Chicago Tribune's Business section, the Elite Street feature:

Lauren Jiggetts and her husband have paid more than $1 million for a four-bedroom house on Chicago's North Side. The two-story house has a deck and a two-car garage, along with three fireplaces.

Another local anchor/reporter, CBS 2's Megan Mawicke, was also recently featured in Elite Street, for her purchase for $1,200,000+ home. Well, since who-your-parents-are seems to be the number one criteria in determining who gets local television news jobs, maybe Mark Giangreco or Dan Roan can adopt me?

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