Information You May Need To Know About Alan Krashesky
- Krashesky Biography
- Krashesky Age
- Krashesky Net worth
- Krashesky Wife
- Krashesky Family
- Krashesky Nationality
- Krashesky Annual Salary
|Net Worth/ Salary||$1 M-$5 M/ N/A|
Alan Krashesky Biography
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.
Alan Krashesky Age
He was born on October 19, 1960, in Philadelphia, PA. He is 59 years old.
Alan Krashesky Family/ Education
Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was murdered in a robbery when Alan was four months old, and 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. Krashesky has three older siblings.
Alan Krashesky Wife/ Children
He 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.
Alan Krashesky Nationality
Krashesky is American.
Alan Krashesky Career/ ABC 7
Krashesky has reported and shared major news stories with Chicago viewers for more than 36 years.
The veteran news anchor and reporter co-anchors three of ABC 7’s top-rated weekday newscasts: The 5 PM newscasts and the 6 PM newscasts, positions he has held since March 1998. In May of 2016, he also became co-anchor of the station’s top-rated 10 PM newscast alongside Cheryl Burton.
Krashesky is well-known and respected for both his news anchoring and news reporting. He previously co-anchored ABC 7’s 4 PM weekday newscasts (2005-2016), the 5 PM weekday newscasts (1994-98), and its morning newscasts (1989-94). In fact, he was the first anchor of ABC 7’s weekday morning news program. Every newscast he has anchored has consistently been rated No. 1 in the Chicago market. He joined ABC 7 as a general assignment reporter in 1982.
Krashesky’s reporting in Chicago and abroad has earned high praise. He is considered one of the top reporters in the market to cover major domestic and international stories and has been lauded in particular, for his coverage of the Roman Catholic Church. Chicagoans will recall his in-depth coverage of the election of Pope Francis as well as the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. He covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, as well as the beatification of Pope John Paul II in 2011.
His local reporting has earned a number of Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards. Earlier in his career, Krashesky served as a news reporter and weathercaster for KTBC-TV in Austin, TX (1982). Prior to his work at KTBC, he was a news reporter, weathercaster, and weekend sports anchor at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY (1981).
Krashesky gained his first broadcasting experience in college when he was a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, N.Y (1979-81).
Alan Krashesky Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 M-$5 M which he has gathered from his successful career as a journalist. His salary ranges from $73,428-$90,445.