Janet (Langner) DeLorenzo Dies: Veteran Of Syndicated TV For Oprah, Steve Harvey Was 63

Janet (Langner) DeLorenzo, who worked in daily syndicated television for more than 30 years, died on December 30. DeLorenzo was 63 and no cause or location was given

DeLorenzo started her career as an intern in the early days of The Oprah Winfrey Show at ABC affiliate WLS in Chicago. One of the first employees at the daytime show, she worked in several positions, each with increasing responsibility, for her 21 years at Harpo Productions, eventually serving as senior manager, affiliate relations.

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Following her tenure there, DeLorenzo helped launch NBCU/Endemol’s Steve Harvey daytime show in Chicago as director, affiliate relations and promotion, and served in the role for five years. She then became affiliate relations director for Pickler & Ben for the entirety of its two-season run, and most recently she served as the director of affiliate marketing in a contract position for The Tamron Hall Show.

Survivors include children Jack and Chloe, her mother, Patricia, and her three siblings, Pam, John, and Tom. DeLorenzo was preceded in death by her father, George, and Peter, the father of their two children.

There will be a Memorial Visitation on from 2-8 p.m. Friday, January 5, and on from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, January 6, at Adolf Funeral Home in Berwyn, IL.

The family has launched a GoFundMe. “On behalf of the Langner and DeLorenzo families, it is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our dear sweet Janet Langner DeLorenzo on Dec. 30, 2023. Janet was a true blessing in our lives. She was loved by many and will be missed immensely. She was surrounded by family and friends upon her passing. We are setting up this fund in efforts to support her two amazing children, Jack and Chloe DeLorenzo. Any support you can provide out of the kindest of your heart will be greatly appreciated. With love, The Langners and DeLorenzos.”

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