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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 covering major stories locally and around the globe, has announced his retirement. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Krashesky will anchor his final newscasts.
Krashesky began his career at ABC 7 as a general assignment reporter on October 4, 1982 and is announcing his retirement 40 years later on the same date. He has the distinction of being ABC 7’s first morning news anchor. Since then, every newscast he has anchored has consistently been rated No. 1.
“This job is the fulfillment of the dream I had when I first walked in the door at WLS-TV 40 years ago at the age of 21,” Krashesky said. “Over the past four decades, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have worked alongside some of the best broadcast journalists in the business – and I’m honored that the people of the Chicago area chose to trust us and welcome us into their homes.”
Krashesky’s work has been honored with numerous awards including Chicago Midwest Emmys and a Peter Lisagor Award.
Early in his career, Krashesky served as a news reporter and weathercaster for KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas. He also worked on-air in news, weather and sports at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY. He gained his first broadcasting experience in college, when he was a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, New York.