Emcees | PAWS Chicago

2018 PAWS Chicago Fur Ball Gold Coast Emcee,
Kaitlin Cody

Meteorologist Kaitlin Cody is the latest addition to the FOX 32 Chicago Weather Team.

She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology, and a minor in Mathematics.

Kaitlin started her broadcasting career at the NBC affiliate in Bristol, Tennessee.  From there, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina’s CW affiliate.

Moving back to the Midwest and working at FOX 32 in Chicago has been a dream of Kaitlin’s since high school.

Kaitlin and her husband Grady are the proud parents of Golden Retriever, Charley, and Border Collie mix, Luke.

2018 PAWS Chicago Fur Ball Gold Coast Emcee,
Shae Peppler

You can see Sports Reporter and Anchor, Shae Peppler on Fox 32’s flagship 5 & 9 pm newscasts, most days of the week. She is also the principal host of Fox’s original Chicago Bears Show, “Bears Unleashed” which airs Friday nights at 9:30pm. And, she plays a pivotal role on Sundays where she is on location with the Bears, reporting the latest from the football field during Sunday morning newscasts, the pre-game show on Fox 32 and the 90 minute post-game show on Fox32 and CW50.

Prior to joining Fox, Shae covered college football and college basketball and still calls the Indiana Hoosiers basketball her first love.

During her free time, you can find Shae and her fiancé (who also works in television in Chicago) walking their Golden Retriever, Holiday, around Chicago.  “Holly” (as she’s often called) has become a staple on their social media accounts and unlike her parents, hates the camera!

2018 PAWS Chicago Fur Ball Grand Ballroom Emcee,
Jake Hamilton

Emmy-Winning Reporter Jake Hamilton is the Features & Entertainment Reporter for FOX 32’s “Good Day Chicago.”

Jake got his start as the film critic for the Houston Chronicle at the age of 14, before making the jump to television at 18.

He spent years traveling the world and interviewing the planet’s biggest stars before landing at FOX 32 Chicago in 2013.

Jake adopted his beautiful dog Daenerys from PAWS in 2016.

2018 PAWS Chicago Fur Ball Grand Ballroom Emcee,
Lou Canellis

You can catch six-time Emmy Award winning Sports Anchor Lou Canellis on FOX 32 News at 5 & 9 PM. Lou is also the main anchor of Fox’s 30 minutes sports show, “The Final Word” every Sunday night.

During the Chicago Bears season, Lou can be seen all day Sunday on Fox 32. He hosts “Fox Kickoff” with Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton at 10 AM followed by “Bears Game Day Live” with former Chicago Bear Tom Thayer & the voice of the Bears, Jeff Joniak at 10:30 AM. Lou also hosts Chicago Bears fan watch parties around the city & suburbs before returning at night, to anchor “The Final Word” with Hampton at 10 PM & “Bears Game Night Live” at 10:35 PM.

 A Loyola University graduate, Canellis considers himself a "South Sider," having been born and raised in Oak Lawn.

Lou and his wife Monica keep busy with their dog Chachi.

2018 PAWS Chicago Fur Ball Camellia Room Emcee,
Lisa Dent

Lisa Dent is a Country Radio Hall of Famer and radio personality at iHeartMedia’s BIG 95.5. 

Lisa is a longtime supporter of PAWS Chicago’s No Kill mission.  She adopted her dogs Hank and Finn from PAWS and serves on the Board of Directors.