Jim Rose
Since joining ABC 7 in 1982, Jim Rose has become a major force in Chicago sports broadcasting. He currently serves as sports director and anchor for the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

In addition to being one of Chicago's go-to sports authorities, Rose plays a major role in the station's programming specials. He is a contributor to ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning Our Chicago (formerly HEART & SOUL) a series of specials that celebrates the rich culture of the African American community in Chicago. Each August, Rose also hosts ABC 7's annual broadcast of one of the largest parades in the country, the Bud Billiken Parade. He also serves as co-host to the station's hour-long, live special, The Chicago Auto Show.

Rose began his career in sports broadcasting while serving in the U.S. Army, acting as sports director for AFN-TV in Berlin, West Germany (1973-75).

Rose is the vice president of the Swan Group, a non-profit group created to give away the "Swan House" to a Chicago area single mother who achieved academic excellence in college. After 4.5 years of sweat equity, along with an outpouring of community donations, Rose's hard work came to fruition. In October 2006, he handed the keys of a 2,000 sq. ft. house over to a single mother with two children and a 3.8 grade average. Despite the many honors he has received during his career, Rose considers this "one of his life's crowning achievements." Rose continues to volunteer his time to help many charitable groups and worthy causes throughout the Chicagoland area.

Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Rhode Island College in 1977. He is the proud father of two children, Jayson and Suzette. Rose is also the "over the moon" grandfather of his first grandchild, Cora Rose. He and his wife, Lakesha, live in Chicago.

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