Media Moves

Chicago’s ABC station names Chiaverini lead sports anchor

November 14, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Ryan Chiaverini

Veteran sports anchor and reporter Ryan Chiaverini has been promoted to lead sports anchor at ABC7 Chicago.

Chiaverini will anchor ABC7’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

He started his new role last week.

Chiaverini has been an important part of ABC7’s Emmy Award-winning news and programming efforts.

“I’m honored to be part of the ABC 7 Sports team and the legacy of top-notch sports coverage in Chicago. I hope to carry on that tradition while bringing new and creative way to engage our audience,” Chiaverini said.

Prior to the promotion, he returned to sports, reporting and filling in on the sports anchor desk.

Previously, Chiaverini hosted the decade-long run of the station’s talk and entertainment show, “Windy City Live” from 2011-2021.

In his new role, he will continue to host ABC7’s popular “Windy City Weekend,” as well as other important programming specials, including the “Magnificent Mile Lights Festival” and ABC7’s New Year’s Eve special, one of the highest-rated local shows in Chicago, among others.

Chiaverini joined ABC7’s sports department as a reporter/fill-in anchor in 2006. Shortly after his arrival, he was promoted to the position of weekend sports anchor. During his initial stint as a member of the ABC7 sports team, Chiaverini anchored a weekly Bears pregame show, “The Chicago Huddle.”

Chiaverini majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Colorado.

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