WLS Anchor’s Promotion Lost in Longtime Anchor’s Departure

By Kevin Eck 

When Alan Krashesky was chosen by Chicago ABC-owned station WLS to succeed Ron Magers, who is retiring in May, the announcement seemed lost in the big news of Magers’ retirement.

“Alan Krashesky is a textbook example of patience, loyalty and ultimate reward,” wrote Chicago TV writer Robert Feder. “Even as they bowed low to Magers, colleagues cheered the promotion for Krashesky, universally admired as a consummate professional and a first-class guy.”

Krashesky has worked at WLS for 34 years.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to expand my responsibilities at ABC 7,” said Krashesky. “I want to congratulate Ron on his remarkable career and I’m looking forward to building on the Eyewitness News legacy at 5, 6 and 10 PM.”

On his Facebook page, he posted a picture standing with Magers and wrote “Congrats to RonMagersABC7 – An exemplary career! Well done! An honor to follow in his footsteps.”