During her career, she's worked for The American Broadcasting Company (ABC7 WLS-TV Chicago), CNN Headline News (Atlanta, GA), The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA), and Fox Broadcasting (Chicago). She has written for both print (The Herald News and the Chicago Tribune) and broadcast media. She has also written her first book and the soon to be released book is entitled “The Communications Clinic”. Bonnie has created, produced and has been the host of several television shows. For two years, Bonnie was the host of `Community Connection`, an AT&T Broadband/ Comcast broadcast. Today, she is the host of “In the Know with Bonnie Winfrey” which broadcasts throughout Illinois on Comcast and AT&T as well as internationally on The FaithCast.
Bonnie holds a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Media Communications with honors recognition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a graduate of the Barbizon School of Modeling in Chicago. Bonnie has also received specialized training in the area of voice training and coaching from the Judith Sullivan School of Voice in Atlanta, Georgia. Her knowledge and experience coupled with her desire to strive for Excellence has launched her to become a giant in the communications industry. She has received many awards including five national "Telly Awards" for documentary and corporate video productions, a "Summit Award" for documentary work, “The Communicator’s Award” for documentary work, two “Videographer Awards" for documentary work; and was a finalist for the 13th Black Harvest International Festival of Film, Video, and TV (Gene Siskel Film Center) for her documentary work entitled “Katherine Dunham: Rhythm & Motion; THE NEVER ENDING DANCE.
Bonnie serves the community in many capacities. She's a board advisor for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for Will and Grundy Counties. For two years, she served as Chairman and Chief Volunteer Officer for Easter Seals and she has served on the board of directors for six years. She’s also produced and host the Easter Seals telethon pre-show since its inception for the past seventeen years and has been a regular host on the actual telethon. She also serves as Community Advisor for Dow Chemical Company. For 20 years, Bonnie served as the Public Relations Director for Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the late Dr. Isaac Singleton who pastored the church for 47 years. She also served as a trustee for Silver Cross Hospital for three years. A former judge for the Illinois Junior Miss Scholarship Program, Bonnie was a contestants interview coach for the National Junior Miss Scholarship Program. For two years, she served as a board member for the Illinois Junior Miss Scholarship Program and interview coach for all participants. She has also had the honor of judging the 2002 Ms. Illinois American United States Pageant, and has had the opportunity to be an interview coach for participants for the Mrs. Illinois International pageant 2004, as well as a judge for the 2004 Indiana Junior Miss Scholarship Program. She was also honored to be chosen to judge the Emmys.
Bonnie has been married for 28 years and has two sons.