ABC7 Eyewitness News This Morning 25-Year Anniversary

Happy 25th Anniversary ABC7 Eyewitness News This Morning! Want to see what it looked like back then?
April 3, 2014 6:29:48 AM PDT
We're celebrating 25 years of ABC7's morning show!It was April of 1989 when the show first began as a half-hour newscast from 6:30 to 7 a.m.

Alan Krashesky, Jerry Taft and Roz Varon brought Chicago the news, weather and traffic each morning.

The show, and most of the people, changed over the years. As the show expanded, Kathy Brock was added to the news team.

Eventually, Hosea Sanders, Judy Hsu, Tracy Butler and Varon became the morning team for ABC7's two-and-a-half hours of local news, weather and traffic each morning. That team remains today and is celebrating 25 years of the newscast today. Join us as we look back at old shows and some funny moments from over the years.

ARCHIVED FOOTAGE:
Then-Sen. Barack Obama talks with Hosea Sanders
Tracy dances with KISS' Paul Stanley
Sample extended morning show clip, June 7, 1989 Featuring Roz, Alan and Jerry
Jerry Taft Forecast - Wednesday, June 7, 1989 Featuring Alan and Jerry
Roz reports from road work, 1989 Featuring Roz Varon and Linda Yu
Roz shows off new baby Sarah Beth, 1995 Featuring Roz and Hosea
Roz's baby 1 year later, 1996 Featuring Roz, Tracy and Hosea

20th Anniversary Videos:
A look back at hair evolution
Dancing with the (morning show) Stars
Jerry looks back on his morning show days
Jerry rides a BMX bike (This isn't archived footage, this is just today, for fun)
Judy remembers dancing with Luvabulls or Watch the full performance from 2006
Kathy Brock looks back on her morning show start
Morning anchors watch old tapes
Tracy meets Tiger Woods, 1997
Alan Krashesky looks back on the show's beginnings
Tracy talks about meeting Jerry Taft
Original video of Roz in 1989


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