Former WLS Chicago Anchor Kathy Brock Loses Mother to COVID-19, Father Remains in ICU

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A longtime former WLS anchorwoman lost her mother to COVID-19 while her father is still in the ICU as he battles the coronavirus.

Kathy Brock‘s parents, Carol and Frank, met on a blind date in high school and had been together 71 years. They turned 87 last November and had been working on their farm outside Pasco, Wash., daily, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Brock says her mother died on April 5. She contracted the coronavirus while in a rehab facility, where she was living since getting sick last November. Her husband, who visited her at the facility, was exposed to the virus there. The goal had been to bring her mom home on April 1.


“My final visual image of mom: She was in ICU isolation as a nurse administered medication. Mom took the nurse’s hand and wouldn’t let go. I hope she thought that hand was mine as I told her I loved her,” Brock told the paper.

Frank is still in the hospital. She has been able to speak to him by video call.

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