Anne Maxfield graduated from Notre Dame in 1979, began her radio career in 1984 and became a female radio personality in male-dominated sports radio. After leaving her career in broadcast, Maxfield created the jewelry line Circa 1856.
Maxfield is a Chicago native and earned a degree in English from Notre Dame. After graduation, Maxfield worked for the university for several years before embarking on a career in radio.
Maxfield's first radio job was with Chicago's US99, a country music station. Maxfield's next worked as a disc jockey on an oldies-format station WJJD. Maxfield moved into news and traffic format when she started a new position with WBBM.
In 1992, Maxfield accepted a position as co-host to sports personality, Bob Collins at WGN. Maxfield had always been a sports fan, and this position allowed her to move into the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting. Collins and Maxfield worked together until 2000, when he died in a plane crash.
After Collins' death, WGN paired Maxfield with personality Spike O'Dell. Maxfield and O'Dell worked together until she left WGN in 2004.
Maxfield's next position was as co-host Mike North. North had a popular talk show on the all-sports station The Score. Maxfield left her position at The Score and her career in radio in 2007.
In 2009, Maxfield discovered a box of watch fobs while antique shopping. She began designing jewelry utilizing antique watch fobs and created the company Circa 1856.