Craig Wall
Craig Wall was named Political Reporter for ABC 7, the top news station in Chicago, in June 2017.

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.

Craig's Stories
Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivers Chicago budget address without property tax hike
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her budget address Monday in a special session of the City Council.
Illinois governors race: JB Pritzker, Darren Bailey go head-to-head in 1st candidate forum
The two candidates traded barbs along with their ideas on key topics for voters to consider with early voting now open and the election less than six weeks away.
Ministers rally against 'misinformation' on SAFE-T Act; ex-prosecutor says concerns are valid
The SAFE-T Act has been touted as historic criminal justice reform legislation, but has become one of most hotly-debated topics this political season.
IL House Speaker Emanuel 'Chris' Welch doubles down on support for SAFE-T Act to end cash bail
Part of the SAFE-T Act would eliminate cash bail and change the criteria for when defendants could be locked up while awaiting trial.
Gov. JB Pritzker earns endorsements from anti-gun violence PACs, faces more pushback on SAFE-T Act
Pritzker's endorsement Tuesday made no mention of the controversial SAFE-T Act, which will eliminate cash bail as of Jan. 1.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes LaSalle Street changes, including affordable housing
As workers return to the office, Chicago is trying to figure out the future of LaSalle Street.
Some former Chicago aldermen believe lack of civility is behind city council mass exodus
"While we were on the council, the folks sitting here, we had different viewpoints, but we always were respectful."
Vice President Kamala Harris talks fight for reproductive health care while in Chicago for UIC forum
Vice President Kamala Harris touched down for a day of politics in Chicago, greeted by a small delegation of local female Democratic lawmakers.
Illinois law eliminating cash bail faces criticism, but supporters say it makes system fairer
The Safe-T Act, a criminal justice reform bill that eliminates cash bail in Illinois, is coming under increasing scrutiny.
More migrants from Texas arrive at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, city says
More migrants sent from Texas arrived in Chicago shortly after Gov. JB Pritzker announced a disaster proclamation to help address the influx of asylum seekers.