News Anchor and Co-Host, WXRT Morning Show

Radio Interviewer

Award-Winning Reporter


MARY DIXON is the news anchor and co-host of the WXRT (93.1FM/93XRT.com) Morning ShowIt’s radio for people who like to listen to good rock music while hearing about what’s going on.

Dixon’s mission is to nudge the world into being a little smarter and a bit more fun.

She conducts occasional long-form interviews (most recently with Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia), and helps select the local charities that benefit from the annual release of the CD ‘ONXRT - Live From the Archives.’ She has introduced the Flaming Lips onstage at the Allstate Arena. 

She started working in radio in Dixon, Illinois as a high school senior. She earned journalism degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois-Springfield.  As a reporter, she won Associated Press and Lisagor honors for investigative, business, and features stories. She’s been part of the XRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer, on and off, for 22 years. In the off years, she was reporting for CNN and WGN-TV or having babies – all ventures involving high stress, unusual hours and many joys.

Follow her on Twitter @MaryLDixon and Instagram @linmaryxrt