Alan Krashesky Bio, WLS-ABC 7 Chicago, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Alan Krashesky?

Alan Krashesky is an American journalist who is working for WLS-TV as the primary news anchor. Further, he co-anchors the  5, 6, and 10 p.m newscasts on weekdays on 3 of ABC 7’s top-rated programs. He has served in Chicago for over 4 decades.  He joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1982. Upon joining the station in 1982, he initially served as a general assignment reporter.

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Alan Krashesky Date of Birth / Age

Krashesky was born on the 19th of October 1960. He will be 62 years old as of October 2022.

Alan Krashesky Height

Krashesky stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Alan Krashesky Parents and Siblings

Krashesky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Even so, his father is named Adolph Krashesky while his mother is named Regina.

Additionally, Krashesky’s siblings are named James, Lynette, and Regina. Adolph served as a Philadelphia bread deliveryman and army veteran. He served as a driver and salesman for Bond Bread Bakeries. At the age of 38, while he was substituting for a colleague he got shot in West Philadelphia. Upon arrival at the hospital, he was pronounced dead. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Alan Krashesky Spouse(Wife)

Krashesky exchanged vows with his wife, Colleen Merritt. Further, Colleen served as a childbirth nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. The couple raised three kids together. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

Alan Krashesky Kids / Children

Krashesky has three adult kids Kaylin Risvold and Kian Krash(@kiankrash) and Kierra. Kaylin exchanged vows with her husband in September 2013. To boot, she has three kids with her husband. Else, she studied and graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. Furthermore, she has served WMBF news in Myrtle Beach as a video journalist and an associate producer. To boot, she has worked for KDRV-TV in Medford, Oregon as a morning news anchor and a reporter.

Kian and Kierra are of Asian descent. Kian was born in South Korea and studied and graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in May 2018. Further, Kierra was born in China. She studied and graduated from the University Of Michigan in A[pril 2017. Also, he has three grandchildren; Caroline, Harrison, and Theodore. His daughter got married in September 2013. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Alan Krashesky Education

After completing his high school education at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Krashesky joined the  Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Later, he became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Communications Management. On a side note, the Milton Hershey School is a dormitory school for children who are financially and socially deprived. Also, in 2005, Krashesky was acclaimed Alumnus of the Year by the school.

Alan Krashesky Career

Krashesky works for WLS as the primary news anchor. Further, he co-anchors the  5, 6, and 10 p.m newscasts on weekdays on 3 of ABC 7’s top-rated programs. He has served in Chicago for over 4 decades. He joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1982. Upon joining the station in 1982, he initially served as a general assignment reporter.

Moreover, he is famous for his news anchoring and news reporting. In his quarter century at ABC 7 Chicago, he co-anchored the 4 p.m. weekday newscasts and the station’s morning newscasts. Actually, he was the key anchor of the station’s weekday morning news program.

Each newscast he anchored has uniformly been categorized as No. 1 in the Chicago market. His reporting in both Chicago and internationally has secured him great praise. To boot, he has amassed many Chicago Midwest Emmy Awards and a Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award.

Also, he is appraised as one of the top reporters in the market to broadcast vital domestic and international stories. Additionally, he has particularly been applauded for his broadcast of the Roman Catholic Church. Else, he has provided coverage for the leadership of three Chicago Cardinal Archbishops and three popes.

In his primary career, he worked for KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas as a news reporter and a weathercaster. Before that, he served in Binghamton, New York at WBNG-TV as a weekend sports anchor, news reporter, and weathercaster.

Even so, his initial broadcasting encounter was when he served as a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, New York while in college. Further, he has served as a volunteer at numerous organizations in his community.

Additionally, he works as a mentor for an aspiring journalist. In addition, he is a local spokesperson for Alzheimer’s disease. To boot, he is a member of the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Alan Krashesky ABC 7 Chicago

Krashesky works with ABC 7 Chicago where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Tre Ward
  2. Liz Nagy
  3. Will Jones
  4. Diane Pathieu
  5. Eric Horng
  6. John Garcia
  7. Michelle Gallardo
  8. Jessica D’Onofrio
  9. Sarah Schulte
  10. Leah Hope
  11. John Idler
  12. Craig Wall
  13. Jason Knowles

How Much Does Alan Krashesky Earn?

Krashesky approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Alan Krashesky Worth?

As an anchor, Krashesky has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Alan Krashesky House/ Surgery’

Krashensky and his wife sold their five-bedroom, 4,462-square-foot house in Naperville for $830,000. The house is in the Will County area of Naperville. It consists of hardwood floors all over, four baths, a family room with a brick fireplace, and plantation shutters. Also, it has a mud room with inbuilt cabinets, a den on the main floor, a completed walkout basement with an open recreation region, and a kitchen with a six-burner Dacor stove, dual islands, and granite countertops.

The couple had purchased the house in 1992 at $475,000. However, it was listed in January for $849,900 and the sale was closed on March 10. Their selecting agent was Scott Gerami of Re/Max Professionals Select. Moreover, they possess a three-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot condo on Chicago’s New East Side. In addition, they purchased the house in 2012 for $795,000.

Krashensky underwent a planned surgery in 2020.

“After a planned surgical procedure, I’m recovering at home and doing well. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and am looking forward to being back on the ABC 7 anchor desk sometime in January. Until then, wishing our viewers a very happy and safe holiday season.” He voiced.

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