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Perri Small is a veteran journalist whose career began in print while covering local politics and Chicago’s infamous “Council Wars” in the 1980s. Small joined the administration of Chicago’s first African-American Mayor, Harold Washington, as assistant press secretary. Small’s tenure at WVON began in 1989 when she was hired as an executive producer. She later hosted evening talk shows, and co-hosted the coveted morning drive talk show with WVON’s current morning host, Matt McGill, before being assigned to host her own midday show. Small has been an integral part of Chicago’s journalistic community for more than 30 years and is well respected for her views on politics, education and social issues.