Peggy Kusinski joined the NBC5 sports team in 2000 as a sports reporter. She is also a contributor to NBC5's "Sports Sunday."
Kusinski worked as the afternoon SportsCenter anchor on ESPN Radio 1000 and host of "The Point After" on Saturday mornings. Prior to joining the station, Kusinski was the first woman to host a sports talk show in Chicago, as co-host of WMAQ-AM's "Sports Huddle."
Kusinki's talk show career started at CLTV in 1996, when she returned to Chicago after stints as a producer for CBS and NBC during the Albertville Winter Olympics and the Barcelona Summer Games. She also anchored the 2000 Summer Olympics from Sydney, Australia, for ABC Radio Sports.
Kusinski began her network sports career in Bristol, Conn., as a production assistant at ESPN-TV. She worked her way up to Associate Producer on "NFL GameDay," "Sunday Morning Sportsday," "SportsCenter," and the investigative series "Outside the Lines." Her work in Chicago includes Radio Stints with ESPN Radio 1000 and "The Kevin Matthews Show" along with the former WMAQ Radio.
Kusinski has won two National Emmy Awards while a producer at ESPN, and garnered six Local/Midwest Emmy awards including four at NBC5 which includes 2007's "Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On-Camera Sportscaster".
Peggy is involved with many charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Crohns and Colitis Foundation, and active in her alma mater Resurrection High School.
A native Chicagoan from the northwest side, Kusinski was an all-city/all-state basketball player. She received her B.S. in Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and actually began her career in broadcasting as an intern for Warner Saunders right here at WMAQ-TV!
Kusinski and her husband, Jason, are the parents of twin boys Jason Jr. and Shea, and a daughter Stella Blue.
Drop Peggy a line: Peggy.Kusinski@nbc.com