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Name  Alan Krashesky
Role  News anchor
Spouse  Colleen Merritt Krashesky

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Children  Kiera Krashesky, Kian Krashesky, Kaylin Krashesky
Education  Milton Hershey School, Ithaca College

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Alan Krashesky (born October 19, 1960) is a principal news anchor for WLS-TV, an American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station in Chicago, Illinois.


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Krashesky has been with ABC 7 since 1982 when he was hired as a general assignment reporter. He has co-anchored the 6 pm weekday newscast alongside Kathy Brock since 1998. He co-anchored the 4pm weekday newscast alongside Linda Yu from 2005 to 2016. Prior to that, he co-anchored the station's 5 p.m. weekday newscast with Diann Burns from 1994 - 1998. Krashesky was also the first person to anchor ABC 7's morning newscasts; a position he held from 1989 - 1994. Every newscast he has anchored has consistently been rated #1 in the Chicago market. He is also to host of NewsViews, a weekly political and current affairs discussion segment.

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On April 14, 2016, it was announced that Krashesky would be taking over the 5pm and 10pm newscasts on WLS-TV following news anchor Ron Magers' retirement on May 25, 2016; in addition to the 6pm broadcast he already anchors. He had previously anchored the 4pm newscasts with Linda Yu

After graduating from college in 1981, Krashesky became a news reporter for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. After just a year at WBNG-TV, he moved to Austin, Texas where he was a news reporter and weekend weather anchor at KTBC-TV. He gained his first broadcasting experience when he was a news anchor at WICB radio in Ithaca, New York.

Education and personal life

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Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Milton Hershey School, a residential school for children in social and financial need. In 2005, Krashesky was named Milton Hershey Alumnus of the Year. He attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. In 1981, he graduated with a B.S. in Communications Management.

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Krashesky has three older siblings and is married to Colleen Merritt Krashesky; together, they have 3 children. Their son, Kian, was born in South Korea and goes to Columbia College Chicago. Their youngest daughter, Kiera, was born in China and goes to the University of Michigan. The eldest daughter, Kaylin, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. From 2009-2010, Kaylin was a video journalist and associate producer for WMBF news in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and worked as a Morning News Anchor and Reporter for KDRV-TV in Medford, Oregon from 2010-2012.

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