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Shea&Jennifer.jpgFor those who haven't been keeping track of the protracted contest to find a new announcer/spokesperson for ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7's "Chicago Huddle" Sunday morning football show, we have the results for you. "Huddle" host Ryan Chiaverini and his producers have selected not one, but both of the finalists --Shae Peppler and Jennifer Wicks. The women found out they were both winners at the end of the taping of the first "Huddle" program late last week. They will now appear on the show on alternating weeks, with Wicks making her solo debut next Sunday.

Jennifer.jpgThe protracted audition process for a new on-air announcer for the weekly "Chicago Huddle" football show on ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 is down to two finalists -- Shae Peppler and Jennifer Wicks. Both will appear on the season-opening edition of the "Huddle," which will be taped Sept. 11, at the ESPN Zone in River North at 4 p.m. At the end of the taping, "Huddle" host Ryan Chiaverini and the show's producing staff will name the winner, who will have a place on the show for at least this season. In the meantime, video clips of the two finalists can be viewed at

The first "Huddle" show will air Sept. 13. at 10:30 a.m. The "Huddle" producers haven't yet decided if they will repeat the audition process to select a different announcer for the show's 2010 season.



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