Alan Krashesky retiring: ABC7 Chicago Anchor/Reporter announces his retirement after 40-year career

Alan Krashesky retiring: ABC7 Chicago Anchor/Reporter announces his retirement after 40-year career

CHICAGO — ABC7 Chicago’s Veteran Anchor/Reporter Alan Krashesky, anchor of the station’s top-rated newscasts at 5, 6 and 10 P.M. and reporter protecting main tales domestically and across the globe, has introduced his retirement. On Tuesday, November 22, Krashesky will anchor his ultimate newscasts.

Krashesky started his profession at ABC 7 as a common task reporter on October 4,1982 and is asserting his retirement 40 years in a while the identical date. He has the excellence of being ABC 7’s first morning information anchor. Since then, each newscast he has anchored has persistently been rated No. 1.

“This job is the achievement of the dream I had after I first walked within the door at TOC-TV 40 years in the past on the age of 21,” Krashesky stated. “Over the previous 4 a long time, I have been extremely lucky to have labored alongside among the greatest broadcast journalists within the enterprise – and I am honored that the folks of the Chicago space selected to belief us and welcome us into their properties.”

In line with John Loafer, President & Normal Supervisor, ABC 7 Chicago, “Alan Krashesky’s profession is a template for any aspiring journalist. His professionalism, ability as an anchor and equity as a reporter has earned not solely numerous awards however the respect of our viewers and his ABC 7 colleagues. We thank him for a exceptional profession and want him nothing however one of the best. He might be missed by all.”

Jennifer Graves, Vice President of Information, ABC 7 Chicago stated, “Alan Krashesky represents one of the best of Chicago journalism. He approaches each newscast and story with integrity, class and humility. And there isn’t any yet one more trusted when the large tales break. Alan retires figuring out he has the admiration and affection of our viewers and his ABC 7 household. There isn’t any higher legacy than that.”

Krashesky’s work has been honored with quite a few awards together with Chicago Midwest Emmys and a Peter Lisagor Award. His acclaimed reporting has taken him to Rome to cowl the historic moments of three popes and to Poland the place he documented Auschwitz survivor and President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Fritzie Fritzshall’s, emotional return to the camp.

Early in his profession, Krashesky served as a information reporter and weathercaster for KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas. He additionally labored on-air in information, climate and sports activities at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY. He gained his first broadcasting expertise in faculty, when he was a information anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, New York.

Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, however attended the Milton Hershey Faculty in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a residential college for kids with monetary and social want. The varsity honored him as Alumnus of the Yr in 2005. He graduated with honors from Ithaca Faculty in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Communications Administration. Ithaca named him their Excellent Younger Alumnus in 1992.

He and his spouse, Colleen, have three grownup kids and three grandchildren.

About ABC7/TOC-TV Chicago

ABC7/TOC-TV Chicago is the No. 1 native information supply and most-watched tv station in Chicago. With top-rated each day newscasts spanning a long time and the biggest social media presence out there with greater than 2.6 million Fb followers, ABC7 Eyewitness Information gives breaking information, investigative reporting, climate, politics, visitors and sports activities within the multiplatform area to Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana. Named Finest Information Operation by the Related Press for 4 consecutive years, ABC 7 Eyewitness Information produces “Chicago Proud,” a sequence of options that spotlights on a regular basis heroes in and round Chicago. The station additionally produces the highest-rated New Yr’s Eve particular in Chicago, vacation kickoff particular “The Magnificent Mile Lights Competition,” syndicated to a nationwide viewers, in addition to the award-winning program sequence “Our Chicago,” which showcases the town’s range and highlights contributions within the Black, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ+ communities, amongst others. Each Friday, Windy Metropolis Weekend entertains whereas giving Chicagoans all the things they should learn about what’s occurring within the metropolis. ABC 7 is the one Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago’s wealthy cultural historical past. Along with producing city halls targeted on present social points, the station has a protracted and proud custom of broadcasting political candidate debates retaining Chicago’s citizens knowledgeable. ABC7’s outreach efforts embody annual partnerships with the Purple Cross for life-saving blood drives, one of many largest one-day drives within the nation and, most not too long ago, spearheading an effort to boost greater than $1.5 million for space meals pantries.

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