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
  • 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 […]

  • Annual Willis Tower stairclimb held; Sen Kirk attends

    Illinois Senator Mark Kirk joined thousands of other stair climbers today for the Willis Tower Skyrise Chicago event. Most of the participants just wanted to conquer the 2000-plus stairs as a personal achievement. But as WGN’s Andrea Darlas reports, Senator Kirk had a higher agenda in making the climb.

  • Lake Shore Drive extension opens

    Lake Shore Drive now goes a little farther south. Lake Shore Drive south, the project from 79th to 92nd, officially opens this weekend. It’s a new stretch of road that city officials say will revitalize this south side neighborhood and create thousands of new jobs. With the cut of the ceremonial ribbon, the new $64 million two-mile extension of Lake Shore Drive was open, unlocking a stretch of lakefront property that hasn’t been accessible to this Chicago community for more […]

  • CTA’s Red Line fully reopens after 5 month construction

    Trains are running again along the South Branch of the CTA’s Red Line following the completion of a five-month, $475 million dollar reconstruction project Trains began running from the 95th Street to Chinatown’s Cermak stations beginning at 4am Sunday morning. Eight stations were renovated and the train tracks were replaced along the entire route. CTA spokesman Steve Mayberry says riders will notice a much smoother and quicker ride.  Some commuters will save up to twenty minutes on their rides. Mary […]

  • Charges filed after woman’s body found in a forest preserve

    A man from Humboldt Park is being charged with killing the mother of his child and hiding her body in a plastic container. The victim was identified this morning as 20 year-old Jasmin Salas, of the 800 block of North Richmont Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Salas was five months pregnant with another man’s child when she was murdered. Police say 19 year old Justino Correa stabbed her to death during an argument, put her body […]

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