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Richard Roeper biography

Updated: September 12, 2013 12:19PM



Richard Roeper's column has been appearing in the Sun-Times for more than 20 years. The column has garnered numerous awards, including the National Headliner Award as the best column in the country.

For eight years, Roeper was the co-host of the nationally syndicated movie review program, "Ebert & Roeper" with Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert.

Currently Roeper is the co-host of the "Roe and Roeper Show" on WLS-AM, the most listened-to talk show of any kind in Chicago. Roeper also reviews movies for a nationwide audience on the Reelz Channel and on his website, richardroeper.com.

Roeper has written eight books, on subjects ranging from urban legends to Hollywood flops to the Chicago White Sox. He has appeared on dozens of national TV shows, including "Oprah," "Nightline," "Entourage," "Top Chef," "The Tonight Show" and "Regis and Kelly."

A native of the south suburbs, Roeper is a graduate of Thornridge High School in Dolton and Illinois State University in Normal, IL. For the last 20 years, he has lived in Chicago.


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