Alan Krashesky Bio, Age, ABC7, Wife, Family, Height, Education, Salary, Net Worth

Alan Krashesky
Alan Krashesky

Alan Krashesky Biography

Alan Krashesky is a well-known principal news anchor for WSL-TV, an American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station in Chicago, Illinois. He has been with ABC7 since 1982 when he joined the station as a general assignment reporter. Currently, Alan anchors the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm weekday newscasts.

Alan has also anchored the 10 pm newscasts since May 2016, first working with Kathy Brock until their retirement on June 27, 2018, and currently anchoring alongside Cheryl Burton. He has also co-anchored the 6 pm weekday newscast since 1998, currently working alongside Judy Hsu.

Previously, Krashesky co-anchored the 4 pm weekday newscast alongside Linda Yu from May 2005 to May 2016. Before that, he co-anchored the station’s 5 pm weekday newscasts with Diann Burns from 1994 to 1998. Furthermore, Alan was the first person to anchor ABC 7’s Morning newscasts, serving from 1989 to 1994. Every newscast Alan has anchored has been rated #1 in the Chicago market.

Alan landed his first on-air job in 1981, after graduating from college. He became a news reporter for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. After a year of service at the station, he move to Austin, Texas where he worked as a news reporter and weekend weather anchor at KTBC-TV. Alan gained his first broadcasting experience when he served as a news anchor at WICB radio in Ithaca, New York.

Alan Krashesky Age

How old is Alan Krashesky? Krashesky is 62 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 19, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on October 19th every year, and his birth sign is Libra.

Alan Krashesky Wife

Is Alan married? Yes. Alan is blissfully married to his wife, Colleen Merritt. Together they have three children; Kaylin, Kian, and Kiera. The eldest daughter, Kaylin, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. On the other hand, their son Kian was born in South Korea and goes to Columbia College in Chicago. Their youngest daughter Kiera was born in China and attends the University of Michigan.

Alan Krashesky’s Family

Krashesky‘s father was killed in a robbery when he was four months old. However, Alan has disclosed more details about his mother. He has three older siblings.

Alan Krashesky Height

Krashesky stands at an average height of 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85 m) with a moderate weight.

Alan Krashesky Education

Krashesky attended the Milton Hershey School, a residential school for children in social and financial need. In 2005, Alan was named Milton Hershey Alumnus of the Year. Moreover, he attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and in 1981 graduated with a B.S. in Communications Management.

Alan Krashesky Salary

Krashesky receives an average annual salary of between $42,000 and $110,500.

Alan Krashesky Net Worth

How much is Alan Krashesky worth? Krashesky has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as a broadcast journalist.