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Retired Channel 5 reporter Renee Ferguson lists 6-bedroom Kenwood home

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Retired WMAQ-Ch. 5 investigative reporter Renee Ferguson on Wednesday placed her longtime six-bedroom, 3,519-square-foot house in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood on the market for $1.85 million.

Ferguson, 72, who has won multiple Emmy awards, retired from Channel 5 in 2008 after 21 years at the station and 35 years in broadcasting. She previously worked at CBS News and at WBBM-Ch. 2, where she also hosted the talk show “Common Ground.” Since retiring from NBC 5, Ferguson has at times handled press secretary duties for several politicians.

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In Kenwood, Ferguson and her husband, Ken Smikle, who died in 2018, paid $340,000 in 1987 for the three-story house. Built in 1900, the house has 4½ bathrooms, two fireplaces, two internal staircases, many original details and hardwood floors on all three levels.

Listing agent Cheryl Reid did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Ferguson also did not respond to a request for comment.

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The house had a $24,180 property tax bill in the 2020 tax year.

Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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