Chicago Sportscaster on Personal Leave

By Kevin Eck 

Mike Adamle is expected to return to Chicago NBC-owned station WMAQ soon, reports Chicago media writer Robert Feder.

Feder says Adamle has been off the air since March 13 and an NBC spokesperson told him Adamle was on “personal leave.”

The former football star-turned-sportscaster has a history of epileptic seizures related to his time as an All-American running back for Northwestern and his six years as a player in the NFL, including the Chicago Bears. It is believed his absence is connected to those issues.


In 2012 Adamle was out for two months with no explanation from NBC 5 other than that he was “taking some personal time.”