Bradley to co-anchor Sunday mornings; Horng joins as reporter

July 27, 2010 10:08:46 AM PDT
ABC 7 Chicago's Ben Bradley has been named co-anchor of the station's Sunday morning newscasts effective Sunday, September 5, it was announced today by Jennifer Graves, Vice President & News Director. Bradley will join Stacey Baca on the anchor desk during the 6 and 8 am Sunday morning newscasts while continuing his general assignment reporting duties during the week.Bradley has been working as a general assignment reporter for ABC 7 News since he joined the station in October 2002. During his tenure at the number one news station in the market, he has covered major stories from Chicago and around the world including Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics and the historic 2008 presidential race. Prior to joining ABC 7, Bradley served as a weekend anchor and reporter at the Tribune's CLTV.

Bradley's work has been recognized with three Emmy Awards for breaking news.

He is a past president of the Chicago Headline Club, which is the nation's largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

A Chicago native, Bradley is a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

According to Graves, "Ben has proved to be not only an aggressive, enterprising reporter but a solid and capable substitute anchor. With this well-deserved promotion, he'll continue his important reporting role during the week while having an opportunity to regularly anchor on Sunday mornings. " In addition, Graves announced that Eric Horng, formerly an ABC News Correspondent, will join Chicago's top-rated news station as a general assignment reporter effective August 9.

Graves said, "We couldn't be happier that Eric is joining our news team. He is a respected journalist, has an outstanding reputation and as a native Chicagoan who has worked here as an ABC News correspondent for the past seven years, brings a wealth of experience."

Hong joined ABC News in 2003. In his role as an ABC news correspondent based out of Chicago, he reported for all major ABC news platforms including "World News," "Nightline," "Good Morning America," ABC News Radio, ABC News NOW and ABCNEWS.com. Horng has covered a number of major stories including the Northern Illinois University shooting, historic floods and tornadoes in the Midwest and the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. He filed reports from Chicago's Grant Park, the site of President Obama's heralded victory speech.

Before joining ABC News, Horng was a national correspondent based out of Los Angeles for CNN's Newsource from 2000-2003.

Horng graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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