Andrea Darias
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Andrea Darlas is an award-winning Radio and Television News Anchor/Reporter and co-host of “WGN Sports Night” on Radio 720 WGN. Andrea is also freelance reporter for WGN- TV and a contributor to the nationally-syndicated show “House Smarts.”

During her 15-year tenure at WGN, Andrea has won countless awards — including 2 prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards — for her News Anchoring, Reporting, breaking news coverage, and investigative series reports. Andrea has also won the Illinois Broadcasters’ Association Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast” five out of the last six years. She’s contributed news stories and feature reports for WGN-TV, CLTV, ABC News, the Chicago Tribune, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and chicagotribune.com.

Andrea has a ‘BS in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center for South Suburbia and the University of Illinois College of Media National Alumni Board. Andrea is also involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Make-a-wish Foundation, and the Arthritis Foundation of Greater Chicago.


Recent Articles
  • Father captures alleged child predator exposing himself, arrests follows

    A southwest suburban man is being held on bond after allegedly exposing himself to two young girls. Harvey police say Guas Sweiss, an Orland Park businessman, drove several miles from his home on July 14 to a remote alley in Harvey with the intention of approaching young girls and exposing himself. He didn’t expect Kenneth Smith, the father of a 4-year-old girl himself, to catch the whole disturbing incident on camera in his own backyard. Smith was able to call […]

  • Heavy rains cause flooding in suburbs

    Residents in several south suburbs are on alert this morning  for more flooding after yesterday’s heavy rains caused major flooding throughout the Chicago area. Burbank was one of the hardest-hit suburbs. More than eight hours after the rain stopped, fire fighters were still pumping flood waters off side streets to help relieve the sewer system. There were some flooded homes and basements and some who came very close to being flood victims. One resident  said she got least three inches […]

  • Blackhawks fans celebrate win!

    After an impressive Blackhawks victory, fans always seem to end up here at the Pony in Chicago’s north side. Maybe because the Hawks first brought the Cup here in 2010.  But fans are already feeling new excitement this year with today’s blowout over the Blues. Blackhawks fans left the United Center with all kinds if enthusiasm knowing that this year could be a repeat of last year. And most fans say they were never worried about singing the Blues. Call […]

  • Thousands take over Lake Shore Drive for Bike the Drive

    Lake Shore Drive was closed for several hours Sunday morning to all traffic except the two wheeled kind. About 20,000 cyclists took part in the annual “Bike the Drive”. The event is an annual fundraiser for the non-profit Active Transportation Alliance. The event lets cyclists make a noncompetitive round trip ride from Grant Park south to the Museum of Science and Industry then north to Lake Shore Drive’s northern turnaround point at Hollywood, according to an event website. Riders started  […]

  • Chicago Police shoot and kill man in Englewood

    A man is dead this morning after he was shot by Chicago Police officers overnight. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday near S. 71st Street and S. Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. Police officers responded to calls of a person stabbed. They found Michael Myers, 62, holding a knife and chasing paramedics. Myers reportedly jumped on and off a moving fire truck. He refused to drop the knife and approached officers. News Affairs say Myers was shot by […]

  • State police: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Edens wreck

    A crash on this Edens Expressway this morning near Lincolnwood has left one man dead and another hospitalized, according to Illinois State Police. The two-vehicle crash occurred about 1:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Touhy Avenue, according to an ISP District Chicago trooper. A 26-year-old man driving one vehicle was killed while the driver of the other vehicle, also a man, survived and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, said ISP Master Sgt. George Jimenez. A condition […]

  • Woman killed in Oak Lawn fire

    A fire in Oak Lawn Saturday morning killed one person and sent a second person, in critical condition, to the hospital.  The fire in a home at 10124 Lawrence Court was reported around 2:00 a.m.Fire was showing from front of the home when fire department arrived on the scene. Shortly after the fire department made entry they requested an ambulance to take one victim to Christ Hospital, who is now reported to be in critical condition. According to fire officials […]

  • 2 dead on South Side after apparent home invasion

    Two men were found dead Sunday morning after an apparent home invasion in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said. Authorities said two men ages 18 and 35 were apparently shot to death during a home invasion in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue on the South Side. The men were found by police just before 5 a.m. and pronounced dead on the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has been notified of the deaths but is not yet […]

  • Extra alarm fire destroys three businesses in Evanston

    Three businesses are destroyed after  a fire that erupted at a restaurant in downtown Evanston. Evanston spokeswoman Martha Logan said the blaze started at 2:24 a.m. at the Pine Yard Restaurant near the corner of Davis Street and Oak Avenue and at 2:34 a.m. it was elevated to an extra alarm. At 3:36 a.m. a second alarm went off when flames spread. Three business are destroyed in the 1000 block of Davis Street, and a fourth business is being threatened. […]

  • Up to 6 inches of snow to blanket Chicago area

    For the 12th time this season, snow is headed for Chicago. As much as half a foot. A front lifting out of the Texas Panhandle and drawing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will spread across northern Missouri and southern Illinois before hitting the Chicago area this evening. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 10 p.m. today until 6 p.m. Saturday for the Chicago area. Generally, areas south of Interstate 80 will be hit the […]