Alan Krashesky Biography, Family, Wife, Net Worth, WLS-TV and Retirement

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Alan Krashesky Biography

Alan Krashesky, is a former veteran anchor and reporter for ABC7 Chicago, He announced his retirement after 40 years of working for the station. Krashesky started his career as a general assignment reporter on October 4, 1982, and retired on the same date, October 4, 2022.

He was the first morning news anchor for ABC7 and has consistently anchored No. 1 rated newscasts. Krashesky said that working for ABC7 was a dream come true and that he was fortunate to work with some of the best broadcast journalists in the business.

Allan has won numerous awards for his work, including Chicago Midwest Emmys and a Peter Lisagor Award. Krashesky’s reporting has taken him around the world, including to Rome to cover the historic moments of three popes and to Poland to document Auschwitz survivor Fritzie Fritzshall’s emotional return to the camp.

Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Management.

Alan Krashesky Age

Krashesky is 62 years old as of 2023. He was born on 19 October 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alan Krashesky Family

When Alan was four months old, his father was murdered during a robbery. He’s got 3 older brothers. As no such data is publicly accessible, our attempts to find out more about his parents came to no avail. The identity of his parents is still, therefore, uncertain. Once this information is available, we will update this section.

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Alan Krashesky Wife

Krashesky is married to Colleen Merritt Krashesky. The couple has three children, two daughters, and one son; Their son Kian Krashesky was born in South Korea, goes to Chicago’s Columbia College, their youngest daughter, Kiera Krashesky, who was born in China goes to the University of Michigan and Kaylin Krashesky, the eldest daughter, graduated from the School of Journalism in Missouri.

Alan Krashesky Education

He attended the Milton Hershey Academy, a social and financial residential academy for children.  Krashesky was named the Milton Hershey Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He graduated in 1981 with a B.S. In Handling Communications.

Alan Krashesky Net Worth

Krashesky has made his fortune from his Journalism career. He has an estimated net worth of  $1.6 million.

Alan Krashesky ABC 7

Since May 2016, he has co-anchored the 10 pm newscast, originally with Kathy Brock until her retirement on June 27, 2018, and now with Cheryl Burton. Since 1998, he has co-anchored the 6 pm weekday newscast, currently alongside Judy Hsu, and from 1998 to 2018, previously with Kathy Brock. As of May 2016, he is now co-anchoring the 5 pm newscast with Cheryl Burton.

From May 2005 to May 2016, he previously co-anchored the 4 pm weekday newscast alongside Linda Yu. He previously co-anchored the station at 5 p.m. Weekday Newscast from 1994 to 1998 with Diann Burns. Krashesky was also the first person to anchor the morning newscasts for ABC 7, a role he held from 1989 to 1994. In the Chicago market, every newscast he has anchored has consistently been ranked # 1.

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On April 14, 2016, it was announced that after the retirement of news anchor Ron Magers on May 25, 2016, Krashesky will take over the 5 pm and 10 pm newscasts on WLS-TV; in addition to the 6 pm broadcast, he has already anchored. The 4 pm newscasts he had previously anchored with Linda Yu.

Alan Krashesky Retirement

Krashesky, is a former veteran anchor and reporter for ABC7 Chicago, He announced his retirement after 40 years of working for the station. Krashesky started his career as a general assignment reporter on October 4, 1982, and retired on the same date, October 4, 2022.