Rob Hughes to Join WLS in Chicago as Weekend Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Rob Hughes will join Chicago ABC owned station WLS as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter on Monday, August 21, 2023.

“Rob is a skilled and experienced anchor as well as a versatile reporter who has covered everything from big sports stories to politics,” said Jennifer Graves, vice president of news for ABC 7 Chicago. “We are delighted to welcome Rob to Chicago’s top news station where we know he’ll have continued success.”

Hughes comes from Atlanta News First (WANF), the Grey owned CBS station where he was the weekday morning anchor/reporter.


From 2016-2020, Hughes served as an anchor/reporter at WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, after transitioning from the sports anchor desk. Prior to that, he worked as a sports director at WLFI in West Lafayette, Indiana, and began his broadcast career as a sports reporter/anchor at Kansas First News.