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
  • Jackie Robinson West home from celebratory trip to Disney World

    Jackie Robinson West players and their families and coaches returned Sunday morning from Disney World. The trip was part of what has been a long celebration of their accomplishments at the Little League World Series. WGN’s Andrea Darlas has the full story.

  • Autopsy: Elmhurst man killed wife, adult children

    Autopsy results confirm that an Elmhurst man fired the shots that killed his wife and adult children before he took his own life Saturday. During a well-being check Saturday evening, officers found the bodies of Francis and Joan Stack, both 82, and two of their children, 48-year-old Francis Stack Junior and 57-year-old Mary Stack. All had been shot to death. The adult children were both severely disabled. Friends say Joan Stack’s health had recently declined, and she was bedridden. Neighbors […]

  • Thousands compete in Chicago Triathlon

    Thousands of athletes from 44 states and 18 countries participated in the Chicago Triathlon Sunday, a three part race of running, biking and swimming. The swim course was held in Monroe Harbor with a Sprint Distance of 750 meters and an International Distance race of 1.5 kilometers. The bike course included Lake Shore Drive, with the shorter Sprint Distance measuring 24.5 kilometers and the longer International Distance running 40 kilometers. Runners ran along the lake from the grass reserve at […]

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    Chicago Air and Water Show continues Sunday

    Day two of the 56th annual Chicago Air and Water Show is Sunday. The show goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to North Avenue Beach is free for the event. The Blue Angels are the headliners and will fly last. The Angels had to sit out last year’s show because of government budget cuts.

  • 1 dead in shooting outside Chicago nightclub

    Chicago police are investigating a shooting outside a Near North Side nightclub that killed one man and wounded another. A Lollapalooza after-party was held overnight at The Bodi nightclub on Orleans. A 32-year-old man was found shot to death in a nearby alley. A 21-year-old man was injured and is in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police on patrol heard shots fired and saw a man with a gun running from the scene. The officers shot at the man […]

  • Runners get down and dirty at Mud Run

    About 200 participants got down and dirty in Lake Villa on Saturday as part of the second annual Mud Run in the community. But it was all for a clean cause: raising money for local schools. It’s not the most conventional way to run a race. Instead of a flat surface, there is rugged terrain, obstacles and, of course, mud. “It’s a good summer event,” race director Patrick Gallagher said. “And mud runs were really popular, so it just seemed […]

  • 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  […]

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