Christian Piekos
Christian Piekos joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News in June, 2022 as a general assignment reporter.

Joining Chicago's number one news station gave Piekos a welcome and exciting opportunity to return to his roots. He was born in Evanston, raised on the North Shore, and even grew up watching ABC 7.

Prior to ABC 7, Piekos served reporter and fill-in anchor at KSLA-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana Piekos also worked as an anchor and reporter at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana as well as a broadcast associate at CBS News in New York, where he helped coordinate logistics for guests appearing on "CBS This Morning."

Christian is no stranger to the dangerous elements of reporting, as he has extensively covered multiple natural disasters and severe weather events including Hurricane Ida in New Orleans and hurricane Harvey in southwest Louisiana.

A graduate of New Trier Township High School in 2012, Piekos went on to graduate from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

While in Columbia, Missouri, Piekos worked at KOMU-TV, both anchoring the weekend evenings and producing several weekday newscasts. He also served as an Army ROTC Cadet from 2015-2016 and the Vice President of the Missouri-Columbia chapter of RTDNA. In 2015, Piekos interned at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia.

Piekos now resides in Chicago with his wife, Mary, who serves an OBGYN resident at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. They are grateful to be back in "Sweet Home Chicago" and enjoy spending time walking their golden retriever, Finn.

Christian's Stories
Cicero apartment building destroyed by raging fire, dozens displaced
Firefighters in west suburban Cicero battled an extra-alarm fire in an apartment building Friday morning.
Pregnant woman jumps from window of West Chicago apartment building to escape fire
A pregnant woman who jumped from a third floor window was among six people, including a firefighter, injured after a fire in West Chicago.
Body found in bag on side of road in Old Mill Creek: Lake County Sheriff's Office
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a bag on the side of a road on Wednesday morning.
Bedford Park police officer shot at gas station while investigating stolen car crash, officials say
A Bedford Park police officer was shot at a gas station early Sunday, authorities said.
Chicago weather: Snow sweeps across area one of the busiest travel days of the year
O'Hare Airport has seen few hiccups Sunday after snow swept across the Chicago area during one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Small Business Saturday 2023 kicks off in Chicago, suburbs to help holiday shoppers support local
Today could mean big wins for small businesses as holiday shoppers aim to support local this Saturday.
Chicago crime: Liquor store employee shot during armed robbery spree on Northwest Side, police say
Chicago police say a liquor store employee was shot during a string of at least 10 armed robberies on Friday.
Holiday shoppers seek Black Friday deals at Chicago-area shopping centers
Shoppers filled up Chicago-area malls and shopping centers as Black Friday got underway.
Arlington Heights American Legion offers Thanksgiving meal to Naval Station Great Lakes recruits
Young sailors in training were treated to a Thanksgiving spread Thursday in the north suburbs.
SWAT officers respond to barricade at Midlothian liquor store after attempted robbery: officials
Police and SWAT officers were on the scene of a barricade situation at a liquor store in Midlothian Wednesday afternoon.