Since joining ABC 7 in 1982 as a general assignment reporter, Alan Krashesky has worked there.
Since joining ABC 7 in 1982 as a general assignment reporter, Alan Krashesky has worked there.( Source : facebook )


Famous anchor Alan Krashesky and his wife Colleen Merritt Krashesky announced his retirement.

Alan began his career as a reporter at WLS in 1982, when he was only 21 years old. He hosted Good Morning America's news cut-ins and launched Chicago's first-morning show.

Then, from 2012 until 2016, he served as the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. anchor for ABC7, anchoring each afternoon and evening newscast.

Throughout the years, Alan has provided reports from all four Democratic National Conventions, both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Along with overseeing the station's reporting of the Catholic Church, he has covered three Chicago Cardinal Archbishops, three Popes from different parts of the world, and three other bishops worldwide.

Alan Krashesky Wife Colleen Merritt Krashesky

Colleen Merritt Krashesky has been Alan Krashesky's continuous partner since they first met in high school in 1977.

She has been by his side for a very long time, and the only reason Alan has been successful in both his career and personal life is because of her unwavering support of her spouse at every turn.

However, Colleen Merritt's lack of activity on social media platforms gives the impression that she is a very private individual. Also, her work background and prior accomplishments are not revealed.

Alan Krashesky with his long term partner Coleen Merritt Krashesky
Alan Krashesky with his long term partner Coleen Merritt Krashesky ( Source : instagram )

It does not come as a surprise how famous Colleen got, considering her husband's media presence. Yet, rather than seizing the spotlight and overspending on popularity, she mainly avoided the media.

Their Children and Family 

The couple has three children in total: two daughters and a son. Kaylin, their first child, graduated from the journalism program that she enrolled in.

After that, she served as a morning news anchor and reporter for KDRV-TV in Medford, Oregon, from 2010 to 2012 after serving as a video journalist and assistant producer for WMBF news in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from 2009 to 2010.

At this point, Kaylin is married, and with her husband, she has three children: the youngest, Joh Theodore Alan, his older sister Caroline, and her older brother Harrison.

Alan Krashesky with his wife and children
Alan Krashesky with his wife and children ( Source : facebook )

On the other hand, Alan's son, Kian Krashesky, who was born in South Korea, attends Columbia College in Chicago. Keira, their third child, was born in China and is presently a student at the University of Michigan.

Other family members of Alan Krashesky include his mother, Regina Krashesky, and his father, Dolph Krashesky. Tragically, when Alan was four months old, his father was killed during a robbery, and he was enrolled at the Milton Hershey School, a residential school for kids with social and economic needs.

ABC7 Chicago Alan Krashesky News of Leaving the Network

ABC7 Chicago reported Alan Krashesky announced his retirement after a career spanning forty years. He started his career as a general assignment reporter at ABC7 on October 4, 1982, and is retiring two decades later on the same date.

He holds the distinction of anchoring ABC 7's morning news. Since then, every broadcast he has hosted has regularly received the highest ratings.

ABC7 Chicago Anchor/Reporter Alan Krashesky announced his retirement after 40-year career
ABC7 Chicago Anchor/Reporter Alan Krashesky announced his retirement after 40-year career ( Source : instagram )

Following the news, many network viewers are experiencing sad feelings and wishing the best for Alan's next phase of his life.

Alan anchored his final newscast on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. As Alan gets ready to retire, he just had a conversation with Cardinal Blase Cupic regarding the current state of affairs and what lies ahead.