Upon his hiring ABC 7 Eyewitness News Director, Jennifer Graves commented, "Craig Wall is a well-respected reporter with extensive experience covering major stories in Chicago for nearly two decades. He has a reputation for being aggressive and fair. He understands the political landscape in Chicago and Illinois and knows how to dig for every angle of a story. Craig will be a great addition to our proud legacy of political reporting."
Wall comes to ABC 7 from Fox 32/WFLD-TV where he worked as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor since 1998. In addition to covering stories in Chicago ranging from crime, transportation, education business and politics, Wall was dispatched to cover some of the biggest stories on the national scene including Hurricane Katrina and 9-11 in New York.
Wall's reporting skills were honed at several stations around the country including KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah (1994-98); WLEX-TV, Lexington, Kentucky (1990-94); and WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland (1988-90).
Wall served in the United States Navy from 1979-1983. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Journalism.
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