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

Who is John Idler?

John Idler is an American general manager who is working for WLS-TV as President and General Manager since 2012.

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John Idler  Date of Birth / Age

Idler is approximately in his 40s as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

John Idler Height

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

John Idler Parents and Siblings

Idler was born and raised in the U.S. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

John Idler Spouse(Wife)

Idler exchanged vows with his wife. The couple has two kids together. Even so, the information will be updated once available.

John Idler Kids / Children

Idler has two kids with his wife. Nonetheless, information regarding his children is not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

John Idler Education

After completing his high school education, Idler went on to join the Master of Business Administration(MBA).

John Idler Career

Idler works for WLS as President and General Manager since 2012. He is tasked with the overall management of the top-ranked station in Chicago as well as the state’s third-largest TV market. During his time as the leader, the station progresses its news ratings dominance and alleges the strongest social media appearance in Chicago.

Further, he supervises additional businesses counting the Localish Network on 7.2,, its mobile, and other new media businesses. Idler has served the station thrice, this being his third time, as he served the key sales ranks at the station earlier in his career.

Nonetheless, his broadcasting career began when he served in Chicago in 1991. Actively, he has served in several industry affiliations and community groups. Moreover, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Broadcasters Association. While serving the association, he launched the ILLINOIS BROADCASTERS UNITING AGAINST HUNGER campaign.

Where the crusade yielded over $1.5 million dollars for Illinois food banks through the COVID-19 crisis. In 2019, he served as the co-chairperson of the American Cancer Society’s, ‘Real Men Wear Pink of Greater Chicagoland crusade’ to amplify awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer.

To boot, he serves on the boards of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Greater Chicago Food Depository, USO of Illinois, 100 Club of Chicago, and the Executive Club of Chicago. Else, he secured a mayoral nomination to serve on the State Street Commission.

Further, he is active with the American Red Cross. Also, he lead an association that caused the supply of over 1,800 units of blood thus shaping it as the largest single day, ‘Red Cross Blood drive’ in the nation. -Prior to serving WLS, he served in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville at WTVD-TV as President and General Manager since December 2007.

Upon joining the ABC Owned Television Stations Groups as a WLS-TV Sales Account Executive in 1998, he held local TV management posts in both Chicago and Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville. Moreover, he migrated to WTVD-TV as a Sales Manager in 2000.

Subsequently, he rejoined WLS-TV as a Sales Manager in 2002. In addition, he was dubbed WLS-TV Vice President and General Sales Manager in 2004 prior to his rise to President and General Manager at WTVD-TV in 2007.

John Idler ABC 7 Chicago

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

  1. Ravi Baichwal
  2. Karen Jordan
  3. Phil Schwarz
  4. Ryan Chiaverini
  5. Samantha Chatman
  6. Chuck Goudie
  7. Greg Dutra
  8. Larry Mowry
  9. Mark Rivera
  10. Dionne Miller
  11. Val Warner

How Much Does John Idler Earn?

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

How Much is John Idler Worth?

As a general manager, Idler has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

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