A Philadelphia native and veteran radio personality, Marilyn brings her listeners what they want... a woman's perspective! With nearly 25 years broadcast experience; Marilyn has been lucky enough to form incredible relationships with female members of the media, public relations, music industry, the arts as well as professional businesswomen from all walks of life. She is the co-host of WOGL-FM's "Breakfast Club" radio program that airs 5am-9am each weekday, and host of “Remarkable Women” that airs every Sunday morning 6:30am-7am. This will be Marilyn’s second Cabot Community Celebrity Cruise. Honored the first time in 2015 for her work with the American Heart Association, Marilyn is joining our 2017 Alaska Cruise as a Cabot Celebrity Ambassador and will assist with social media outreach and staff support for all our Celebrities.
Known and appreciated for the enormous amounts of charity work she does, Marilyn is quick to point out that she has two favorite charities. The first is quite literally near and dear to her heart – The American Heart Association – because she has a heart murmur. And the other is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As she points out, "Both organizations can count on me 365-days-a-year!" Marilyn is one of four siblings. She is a mother to one amazing teenage son, Matthew, noting that, "He's my proudest moment and the best thing I have EVER done! Accompanying Marilyn on the cruise is her sister, Barbara Grimes.
Not to be outdone on social media or any other front is Philadelphia’s King of Paparazzi and Social Media, HughE Dillon who is being honored as a 2017 Cabot Community Celebrity for his extensive volunteer work with MANNA, The Linda Creed Foundation, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Association, The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Philabundance and dozens of other non-profits. Most recently, HughE was honored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with their 2015 Lifesaver of The Year Award. In 2016 Philly Happenings listed HughE as the most influential Social Media Personality in Philadelphia. With more than 23,000 followers on Twitter, 15,000 followers on Instagram, and more than 15,000 followers on his personal page and PhillyChitChat.com, HughE has a powerful platform to promote good. In 2015, HughE was named Philadelphia’s “Most influential Social Media Journalist” by The Philadelphia Pen and Pencil Club. And Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter awarded HughE with the “Philadelphia DoGooder Innovation Award” for creating a platform that highlights charity initiatives with phillychitchat.com. HughE has photographed the world’s top celebrities including: Sophia Loren, Cher, Michael J. Fox, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Brad Pitt, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Springsteen, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rosie O’Donnell, Angela Lansbury and thousands of others. His work appears on local and national TV and in major entertainment publications worldwide. A dear friend of Cabot, HughE will be joined on the cruise by his husband, Michael Toub. While being honored as a Cabot Celebrity in his own right, HughE will be enjoying all facets of the cruise - but we have a sneaky suspicion he’ll have his camera at hand so be prepared to have your smile captured by one of the world’s foremost paparazzi and social media journalists.