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Alan Krashesky Biography – Alan Krashesky Wiki
Alan Krashesky is an American news anchor and Journalist. He is a principal news anchor for WLS-TV, an American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a residential school for children with financial and social need. The school honored him as Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He graduated with honors from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a B.S. in Communications Management in 1981.
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.
Krashesky has been with ABC 7 since 1982 when he was hired as a general assignment reporter. He has co-anchored the 10 pm newscast since May 2016, initially with Kathy Brock until her retirement on June 27, 2018, and currently with Cheryl Burton.
Krashesky has co-anchored the 6 pm weekday newscast since 1998, currently alongside Judy Hsu, and previously with Kathy Brock from 1998 to 2018. He currently co-anchors the 5 pm newscast with Cheryl Burton since May 2016. Previously, he co-anchored the 4 pm weekday newscast alongside Linda Yu from May 2005 to May 2016.
Prior to that, he co-anchored the station’s 5 p.m. weekday newscast with Diann Burns from 1994 to 1998. Krashesky was also the first person to anchor ABC 7’s morning newscasts, a position he held from 1989 to 1994. Every newscast he has anchored has consistently been rated in the Chicago market. On April 14, 2016, it was announced that Krashesky would be taking over the 5 pm and 10 pm newscasts on WLS-TV following news anchor Ron Magers’ retirement on May 25, 2016, in addition to the 6 pm broadcast he already anchored.
Alan Krashesky Age
He was born on October 19, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Alan Krashesky Wife
He is married to his wife Colleen Merritt Krashesky. They have three children together, their son, Kian, was born in South Korea, their youngest daughter, Kiera, was born in China, while their eldest daughter, Kaylin, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. From 2009 to 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.
Alan Krashesky Family
His father was murdered in a robbery when Alan was just four months old. He has three older siblings.
Alan Krashesky Salary
He earns an estimated annual salary of $80 thousand.
Alan Krashesky Net Worth
Alan Krashesky’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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