NBC’s Stafford, Trotter to host ‘Patrick’ Variety Show

Rob Stafford and LeeAnn Trotter

Rob Stafford and LeeAnn Trotter

One of the Chicago
film industry’s
most beloved
charity events
gets a major
boost of
celebrity support

NBC weekday Anchor Rob Stafford and Entertainment Reporter LeeAnn Trotter will host the Patrick Lives On 4th Annual Variety Show at Chop Shop in Wicker Park on September 7, according to an announcement made today.

The Variety Show promises to be a “fabulous evening featuring cast members from Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med.” Besides the celebrity hosts, it will include dancing, stand-up, improv, music, food, drinks, raffle, and auctions are also on the agenda.

The event is a component of the Patrick Lives On Film Film Showcase & Fundraiser, a yearly celebration dedicated to the nonprofit organization Patrick Lives On.

Founded in 2016 by Patricia Frontain, who lost her son to a senseless act of gun violence at the tender age of 14, Patrick Lives On is a nonprofit organization that transforms her grief into a thriving community dedicated to the safety of all school-age children in the Chicagoland area.

An industry favorite, the organization’s annual celebration includes screenings of films and PSAs created by celebrities and professionals from Chicago’s creative community, who occasionally also appear in the work.

Rob Stafford
Rob Stafford is the anchor of NBC5 News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. He anchors with Allison Rosati on all three newscasts. Stafford joined NBC5 News in Chicago as weekend anchor and reporter in September 2007, and moved to the main anchor position in July 2009. Prior to joining NBC 5, Rob was a correspondent for the award-winning NBC newsmagazine, Dateline NBC. (Source: NBC Chicago)

LeeAnn Trotter
Chicago native LeeAnn Trotter is NBC5’s entertainment reporter, covering everything from restaurants to celebrities to what’s happening around town. She also contributes regular Making a Difference segments. Trotter joined NBC 5 in December 2005, after working at CLTV for eight years, where she anchored the weekend news and hosted the award winning Metromix: The TV Show which earned her a local Emmy and several nominations for Best On Camera Performance.(Source: NBC Chicago)

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