Ryan Chiaverini Named Lead Sports Anchor at WLS in Chicago

By Kevin Eck 

Ryan Chiaverini has been named lead sports anchor at Chicago ABC owned station WLS.

Chiaverini takes over for Jim Rose, after Rose retired, and will anchor sports at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

“Ryan knows Chicago sports inside out and cuts right to the heart of what this city’s sports fans want to know about their favorite teams,” said Jennifer Graves, vp of news at WLS. “His infectious personality and creativity bring a sense of fun to every sportscast he anchors.”


He joined WLS in 2006. Chiaverini hosted talk and entertainment show Windy City Live from 2011-2021.

“I’m honored to be part of the ABC 7 Sports team and the legacy of top-notch sports coverage in Chicago. I hope to carry on that tradition while bringing new and creative ways to engage our audience,” Chiaverini said.

Chiaverini will continue to host ABC 7’s Windy City Weekend and other specials, including Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and the WLS New Year’s Eve special.