The veteran news anchor and reporter co-anchors three of ABC 7's top-rated weekday newscasts: The 5 PM newscasts and the 6 PM newscasts, positions he has held since March 1998. In May of 2016, he also became co-anchor of the station's top rated 10 PM newscast alongside Cheryl Burton.
Krashesky is well-known and respected for both his news anchoring and news reporting. He previously co-anchored ABC 7's 4 PM weekday newscasts (2005-2016), the 5 PM weekday newscasts (1994-98) and its morning newscasts (1989-94). 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 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. Chicagoans will recall his in-depth coverage of the election of Pope Francis as well as the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. He covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, as well as the beatification of Pope John Paul II in 2011.
His local reporting has earned a number of Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards. Earlier in his career, Krashesky served as a news reporter and weathercaster for KTBC-TV in Austin, TX (1982). Prior to his work at KTBC, he was a news reporter, weathercaster and weekend sports anchor at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY (1981).
Krashesky gained his first broadcasting experience in college, when he was a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, N.Y (1979-81).
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 Chicago Headline Club Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, PA, but attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA, 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, NY with a B.S. in Communications Management in 1981.
He and his wife have three adult children.
Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall returns to Auschwitz with Cardinal Blase Cupich
Fritzie Fritzshall, the president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, returned to Auschwitz concentration camp 75 years after she survived near-certain death.
Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall remembers aunt who saved her from Auschwitz gas chamber
There are many women who Fritzie Fritzshall credits with helping her survive the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust but it was her Aunt Bella who saved her from the gas chamber.
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A door of death opened the moment boxcars, crammed with Jews from across Europe arrived at night on the long train tracks that cut through the center of the concentration camp.
US Catholic bishops approve priest accountability plan at national conference
For the first time in their history, the nation's Catholic leaders voted Thursday on new rules that they themselves will be subject to if they are accused of abuse or misconduct.
U.S. Catholic bishops discuss sex abuse accountability plan at national conference
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich is among the nation's Catholic leaders meeting in Maryland this week, dealing with the sex abuse crisis in the church.