Alan Krashesky Biography
Alan Krashesky is an American multiple Emmy award-winning anchor who is currently working at ABC 7 Chicago. He serves as the weekday co-anchor of the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm newscast at the station. In addition, he joined the ABC 7 Chicago news team in 1982, as a general assignment reporter.
Alan Krashesky Career
For almost forty years, he has reported and shared major news stories with Chicago viewers. While working at ABC 7, he has co-anchored its 4 pm weekday newscasts and its morning newscasts. He was actually, the station’s first weekday morning news anchor. Additionally, every newscast anchored by him has consistently been rated No. 1 in the Chicago market. Over the years, he has been awarded many Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards and a Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award.
Krashesky is viewed as 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. Additionally, he has also covered the leadership of three Chicago Cardinal Archbishops as well as three popes. During the early stages of his career, he worked at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas where he served as a reporter and weathercaster.
He has also worked at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he served as a reporter, weekend sports anchor, and weathercaster. While he was in college, he worked at WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, New York where he served as a news anchor. Krashesky serves as a local spokesperson for Alzheimer’s disease and a mentor for students interested in broadcast journalism. In addition, he is also a member of the Sciences and the Society of Professional Journalists and the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is his native home however, he attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania which is a residential school for children with financial and social needs. In 2005, the school honored him as an Alumnus. Later on, he joined Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York where he graduated proudly with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Management.
Alan Krashesky Salary
Krashesky earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Alan Krashesky Net Worth
Krashesky has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Alan Krashesky Age
Krashesky is 61 years as of 2021. He was born on October 19. 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 19th of October every year.
Alan Krashesky Height and Weight
Krashesky stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Alan Krashesky Family
Krashesky ‘s father was killed in a robbery when he was four months old. He was brought up with his three older siblings. However, information about the names of his parents and siblings will be updated when available.
Alan Krashesky Wife and Children
Krashesky is married to Colleen Merritt Krashesky who he tied the knot to on April 5, 2009. Together they have been blessed with three children inclusive of a daughter Kaylin who graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism, a son Kian born in South Korea and attends Columbia College Chicago, and a last-born daughter Kiera who was born in China and attends the University of Michigan.
Alan Krashesky Social Media Platform
Krashesky is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and he has 4K followers on Twitter, 1K followers on Instagram, and 18K followers on Facebook.