Alan Krashesky (American News Anchor) Age, Bio, Retirement, Career & Illness

Alan Krashesky
Alan Krashesky

Who is Alan Krashesky?

Alan Krashesky is a former American news anchor renowned for his role as the principal news anchor at WLS-TV, an ABC-owned television station in Chicago, Illinois. Beginning his journey with ABC 7 in 1982 as a general assignment reporter, he went on to anchor various news programs throughout his career. 

Alan Krashesky’s age and birthday

Krashesky, born on October 19, 1960, is 63 years old as of 2024 and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Alan Krashesky’s height and weight

He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 70kg.

Alan Krashesky’s educational background

Krashesky attended the Milton Hershey School, a residential institution for children with social and financial needs. He was honored as the Milton Hershey Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He then pursued higher education at Ithaca College in New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communications Management in 1981.

Alan Krashesky
Alan Krashesky

Alan Krashesky spouse and children

Krashesky Alan is married to Colleen Merritt Krashesky, and they have three children. Their son, Kian, was born in South Korea and currently attends Columbia College Chicago, while their youngest daughter, Kiera, was born in China and is studying at the University of Michigan. Their eldest daughter, Kaylin, has already graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism.

Alan Krashesky parents and siblings

Krashesky hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his mother is Regina Krashesky. Tragically, his father, Dolph Krashesky, was a victim of murder during a robbery when Alan was only four months old. He spent his childhood in Philadelphia with his three older siblings.

Alan Krashesky career, retirement

Alan Krashesky’s journalism career spans more than forty years, with significant contributions made during his time at ABC 7 Chicago. Beginning after college in 1981, he started as a news reporter at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York, before moving to Austin, Texas, where he worked as a news reporter and weekend weather anchor at KTBC-TV. Krashesky joined ABC 7 Chicago on October 4, 1982, initially as a general assignment reporter and later taking on roles such as anchoring news cut-ins for Good Morning America and launching Chicago’s first morning newscast.

At ABC 7 Chicago, Krashesky’s anchoring roles expanded over time. He anchored every afternoon and evening newscast, becoming the anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. broadcasts in 2016. Throughout his career, he shared the anchor desk with various colleagues, including Kathy Brock, Cheryl Burton, and Judy Hsu, contributing to the station’s strong viewership and market presence. Krashesky’s coverage extended beyond local news, with assignments that took him to major events like the Democratic National Conventions, reporting from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, and covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Alan Krashesky, a respected figure in Chicago journalism, announced his retirement on October 4, 2022, ending a remarkable career. He aired his final newscast on November 22, 2022. Known for his empathetic reporting and commitment to delivering significant news, Krashesky’s broadcasts were consistently the top choice for viewers in the Chicago market, reflecting his professionalism and strong community ties.

Alan net worth.

He has a net worth ranging between $1-3 million.

Alan Krashesky social media handles: LinkedIn & Instagram

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