Pursuing Her Passion

Dolly McCarthy came to NCTV17 in 2006 and quickly found a place in people’s homes by bringing them the news as Naperville News 17’s first anchor, then known as Naperville Connection.

“Dolly lent us her experience and credibility at a time when we sorely needed that to gain viewership and to gain skills and knowledge,” said Liz Spencer, Executive Director, NCTV17. “That’s a huge gift. We would not be where we are today if she had not done that.”

In addition to anchoring, McCarthy told stories of her own including a look at Irish dancers and a special with Olympic gold medal ice skater, and Naperville resident, Evan Lysacek. She also shared her political expertise with the city through NCTV17’s live election shows.

McCarthy left the station in September 2011 to become an anchor at CLTV but continues to have a presence in Naperville by emceeing events all around town.

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