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Name:  Richard Roeper  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Roeper was born in Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University. He currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Poeper is a columnist and film critic. He was a freelance writer from 1982- 87 and has been a syndicated columnist for the ''Chicago Sun-Times'' since 1987. He was a commentator for seven years for ''Fox Thing in the Morning'' and WFLD-TV, Chicago. He has been the cohost and a film critic for the ''Ebert & Roeper Show''. He has also served as radio talk-show host on WLS-FM and WLUP-FM and panelist on National Public Radio's ''Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!''He has also been a contributor to periodicals including: USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and Esquire.

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-- Outstanding Columnist, Illinois Press Association, 1992 National Headliner award for top columnist, Atlantic City Press Club, 1992 Emmy award, 1994