Alan Krashesky
Alan Krashesky has reported and shared major news stories with Chicago viewers for nearly 40 years. As ABC 7's primary news anchor, he currently co-anchors three of ABC 7's top-rated weekday newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Among Chicago's most trusted news anchors, Krashesky is well-known and respected for both his news anchoring and news reporting. During his time at ABC 7, he also co-anchored ABC 7's 4 p.m. weekday newscasts and its morning newscasts. In fact, he was the first anchor of ABC 7's weekday morning news program. Every newscast he has anchored has consistently been rated No. 1 in the Chicago market. He joined ABC 7 as a general assignment reporter in 1982.

Krashesky's reporting in Chicago and abroad has earned high praise. He has earned numerous Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards and a Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award.

He is considered one of the top reporters in the market to cover major domestic and international stories, and has been lauded in particular, for his coverage of the Roman Catholic Church. He has covered the leadership of three Chicago Cardinal Archbishops as well as three popes.

Early in his career, Krashesky served as a news reporter and weathercaster for KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas. Prior to his work at KTBC, he was a news reporter, weathercaster and weekend sports anchor at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. He gained his first broadcasting experience in college, when he was a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, New York.

In addition to his career accomplishments, Krashesky has a long and outstanding history of volunteering his personal time to community service. He serves as a mentor for students interested in broadcast journalism and is a local spokesperson for Alzheimer's disease. He is also a member of the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a residential school for children with financial and social need. The school honored him as Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He graduated with honors from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Management.

He and his wife, Colleen, have three adult children and three grandchildren.







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