Nina Chantele is doing what no other woman in radio has done before. Her roles as co-host of Chicago's WGCI-FM's popular morning show,"The Morning Riot,” and midday personality of KISS-FM have made her the first on-air personality to do double duty in a major market. She's even doing two different formats (urban and top 40). Not bad for a woman who never intended to become an on-air personality.
Nina has been rocking a mic since 2002. A feat she attributes to her friend and mentor, radio veteran Rick Party. He noticed something special about the Chicago native and strongly suggested that she turn in an air check to local stations. Two-days later she landed a part-time job at WPWX-FM and within a year was offered her first full-time gig at WMIB-FM in Miami, Florida doing afternoon drive. The former medical billing specialist quickly won over the locals and when the ratings came in she received confirmation that radio truly is her calling. Nina was #1. Offers to voice track WSSP in Charleston, South Carolina and WBTT-FM in Ft. Myers, Florida soon followed. In less than two years in the game this rookie was dominating on three stations! Nina Chantele later moved to KXBT-FM in Austin, TX and then KZZA-FM in Dallas, TX. In 2006, she was asked to return to Chicago as KISS-FM's midday personality and after three successful years was offered additional duties with their sister station, WGCI-FM, as part of the "The Morning Riot.” Each morning, she uses her wit and charm to compliment her two male co-hosts and then quickly changes studios to fly solo each midday. In 2010, she added reporting the entertainment news twice a week on 'Good Day Chicago' FOX, to her already jam-packed schedule. May 2011, Nina was asked to join ABC Chicago's 'Windy City Live', an ensemble program that filled the 'Oprah' time slot. 'Nina Knows', appears every week delivering the latest in celebrity gossip and trends.
With every move Nina Chantele has proven that she can hold her own and bring in the listeners. Her friendly "you can tell me anything" persona intermingled with infectious humor, informative celebrity interviews and hit songs keeps her listeners tuned in daily to receive their dose of Latina love.
In this male-dominated industry, Nina considers herself a spokesperson for women. She diligently seeks to represent strong, intelligent, successful, driven women, while encouraging others to work hard to achieve their dreams. This multitalented communicator has also proven herself to be a desirable commodity in the voice over arena. She has done hundreds of commercials and even landed the position as the national voice of Sean Jean's fragrance, Unforgivable.
Nina Chantele spends her free time supporting charitable causes, using the powerful medium of radio to bring about positive change. Upon hearing of the unfortunate death of Frankie Valencia, a DePaul honors student, she actively worked to ensure the scholarship set-up in his name would become endowed; the first funds will be distributed in the fall of 2011. She also let her support to Children's Oncology Services and its One Step Program for children with cancer at Campfire Ball 2011, as the master of ceremonies. The event was attended by several Chicago celebrities. And the organization closest to her heart is the Kleo Barrett Angel Foundation, which assists the victims of domestic violence. She has also helped launch an initiative to encourage Chicago students to attend school regularly.
Nina Chantele may have gotten into radio by accident, but it is obvious that this was her destiny. Her exemplary work ethic, natural ability to draw others near and love for her craft has kept her elevating to new heights and setting records!
Barack Obama was reelected as the President of the United States on Tuesday (November 6) and celebrities immediately took to Twitter to announce their reactions.
Many celebs offered congratulations to their fellow Obama supporters while some made funny remarks referring to the election season, including Adam Levine‘s Sesame Street tweet.
Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, and many others who played crucial parts in the Obama campaign let their voices be heard on Twitter.
Below is a list of all the tweets that were made last night after President Obama was announced reelected.
Katy Perry: “DONE AND DUSTED!!! The people have the power! Proud to stand by you for 4 more years.”
Ian Somerhalder: “I’m so proud of us as a people.Even people in other countries contributed to this event. A global group hug…Wow. Wow. Wow.”
Lea Michele: “Amazing election party tonight at @MrRPMurphy’s house! And so glad we got to celebrate the re-election of OBAMA!!! #GObama”
Eva Longoria: “We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can!”
Adam Levine: “That’s what happens when you f*ck with Sesame Street.”
Dianna Agron: “Four more years, and I am so happy!! Does anyone have a picture of the Empire State Building?? I want to see it in blllluuuueee….”
Mandy Moore: “So F’ing proud of my country and our President @BarackObama!! #obama2012″
Jared Leto: “I’m calling it! President @BarackObama IS ONCE AGAIN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!”
Cher: “OMG ! IM SO HAPPY ! THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT NITES OF MY LIFE !!!! TEARS R STREAMING DOWN MY FACE ! WOMEN WE HAVE A CHAMPION !!!”
Mark Ruffalo: “The American People beat bigotry and racial hatred tonight. The Working Class wins. It is a great night.. I am so proud to be an American!!! I love our country and everyone in it. Even those who do not share my beliefs.”
Olivia Munn: “Four More Years!!!! @BarackObama is our 43rd AND 44th PRESIDENT!!!!’
Octavia Spencer: “I have a question… is it freezing cold in DC in January? What type of coat should i bring for the inauguration? #Trench or #Wool”
Zachary Quinto: “NEVER BEEN MORE FIRED UP IN MY ADULT LIFE!!!!!!!”
Zoe Saldana: “Barack Obama!!! The 44th President of The United States of America. God bless America, once again!- ZS… We all spoke and our voices were heard. See?! We do have the power to make a change! We voted and as americans we elected our president! ”
Jared Padalecki: “Attaboy. Well done. #fourmoreyears”
Sara Bareilles: “F**k yeah!!!!!!!!”
AnnaLynne McCord: “Omg!!!!! Aaaaaahhhhh!!!!”
Elizabeth Banks: “Wow, great day! Open the champers! Whoo hoo – let’s make sure we win the popular vote too – congrats @BarackObama !! #election2012″
Rob Lowe: “Now we come together. It is time for our leaders to lead. We will do our part, if they will do theirs.”
Billy Ray Cyrus: “Congratulations Mr President ! Congratulations America …the process worked …and freedom rings.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “We are either hearing fireworks or massive bubble wrap being popped outside! So exciting!!!! #Obama”
Justin Mikita: “IN TEARS! #FourMoreYears #Forward”
Jaime King: “God Bless America!”
Ashlee Simpson: “4 more years!! #Obama”
Ciara: “YES!God Bless America! We Will Get Better!I BELIEVE!The Economy WILL GET BETTER!WATCH! Historical Moments Dont Happen Like This 4 No Reason!”
Kal Penn: “Young people, you fought hard & pushed for #progress and this is historic & awesome! Congratulations, Mr. President!”
Matt Dallas: “I am so very proud to call @BarackObama my president for another 4 years!”
America Ferrera: “Congrats to everyone who voted and participated. It’s what makes our country great. :-)”
Gabrielle Union: “S/O to all the #Volunteers Poll workers, voters, STANDING OVATION! Hats off!”
Lynn Collins: “I believe. I trust. I love the people of the United States- congratulations freedom fighters! #ObamaWins”
Niall Horan: “Wey hey! Come on @barackobama ! Champion! What a man! 4 more years!”
Kerry Washington: “Wow! Wow! Wow! #Obama2012 YOU DID IT AMERICA! YOU DID IT!”
Olivia Wilde: “AMERICA! You have spoken! Women! You have been heard! Young people! You proved them wrong! Tireless Obama volunteers! I THANK YOU!”
Shanola Hampton: “Spending election night with my #Shameless family at @realjoancusack’s home, was an experience I would never have imagined 4yrs ago!”
Naya Rivera: “OBAMA!!!! Can’t wait for this speech. A BOSS always wins.”