Eric Ferguson is a morning radio personality for WRMX-FM in Chicago. He began his career as an intern at Chicago’s WYTZ-FM and went on to work as a producer for Chicago radio personality John Records Landecker. Eric worked as a producer for the “Morning Zoo” on WTYZ-FM. In Gainesville/Ocala, Florida, he began doing a morning show on WMMZ FM. He’s also hosted shows on WHXT in Allentown, PA, WZOK in Rockford, IL, WPXR in Rock Island, IL, and KWMX-FM in Denver. Eric along with Kathy hosted a morning show. “The Eric & Kathy Show” was their name, and it was a great rating hit. Eric Ferguson’s absence from his daily morning broadcast on WTMX 101.9-FM this week was noticed by listeners.
Eric Ferguson’s personal life and connection with his ex-wife, Jennifer, have been in the headlines this week, causing conjecture. According to US media blogger Roger Feder, Ferguson has been suspended by station owner Hubbard Radio “until October” following allegations of wrongdoing leveled against him by former coworkers.
Ferguson began his radio career as an intern at WYTZ-FM in Chicago and then worked as a producer for John Records Landecker, a Chicago on-air personality. He then worked as a producer for WYTZ-“Morning FM’s Zoo.” He went on to broadcast a morning show on Gainesville/Ocala, Florida’s WMMZ-FM. Ferguson also hosted morning shows on WPXR in Rock Island, Illinois, and WZOK in Rockford, Illinois, as well as a nighttime stint at WHXT in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Ferguson later worked at Denver’s KWMX-FM.
Ferguson was selected cohost of WTMX’s morning show in Chicago in 1996, opposite Kathy Hart, whom he had never met prior to their pairing. The team, dubbed “The Eric & Kathy Show,” went on to have significant rating success and a multi-year marketing campaign that featured their faces on billboards around the Chicago area.
Ferguson signed a five-year, $5 million contract extension with WTMX in 2001.
Ferguson’s 21-year relationship with cohost Hart came to an end in 2017, when she went on hiatus for four months. WTMX dismissed Hart in September 2017, and the show was renamed “Eric in the Morning.”
Eric Ferguson marriage and divorce
American Morning show host Eric Ferguson was married to Jennifer Moran, a dentist in Chicago, and they have four children together. Ferguson married Jennifer, a dentist from Chicago.
Ferguson married Jennifer in 2000, but the couple divorced in 2020, so they are no longer married. They sold their six-bedroom, 8,270-square-foot Hinsdale home for $2.899 million in May 2020.
The exact reason for their divorce was never revealed but multiple accounts of sexual harassment allegations on Eric and his supposed affairs are considered to be the cause of their separation.
The family has four children: three daughters and a son. Their oldest children are twins Avery and Ethan, who were born in the year 200. Avery attended The Chicago Academy For the Arts, while Ethan played varsity soccer for Benet Academy. He is presently a student in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas.
Peyton, the middle child, was born in 2003 and graduated from Benet High School in June 2021, where she was a cheerleader and took part in the drama. Ferguson also has a stepdaughter from Jennifer’s previous relationship, Meghan.
Eric Ferguson sexual harassment allegations
According to court filings filed Tuesday, another former co-host has accused popular Chicago radio DJ Eric Ferguson of being a “serial abuser of women” at the radio station where they both worked.
Melissa McGurren, a former morning co-host on WTMX 101.9-FM, spent more than two decades at the Hubbard Radio Chicago station known as The Mix until resigning in 2020.
The radio station’s executives were astonished when McGurren denied a contract extension at the time. McGurren was tight-lipped about her reasons for leaving, except for a cryptic remark on social media in which she said the truth will come out.
She claims she left because station executives refused to rein in their top radio personality, who she claims had been hounded, mocked, and degraded to exhaustion.
Ferguson allegedly forced Cynthia DeNicolo, another former Mix co-host, to perform sexual favors for him, which she agreed to because she was afraid of losing her job, according to a complaint filed in May.
Before they were added to the lawsuit, McGurren’s claims were made in a December complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a pending arbitration procedure, which is where McGurren’s contract calls for concerns with her employment to be handled.