Erin McElroy
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Erin McElroy joined WGN Morning News in April 2011. She currently covers traffic as well as live and breaking news via Skycam 9.

McElroy had been working at WGN-TV as a per-diem general assignment reporter for WGN News for two years prior.

Before reporting with WGN, she helped launch the station’s online traffic reporting show “CommunterCast" in 2007 and worked as a traffic anchor on CLTV.

Prior to WGN, McElroy was a weekend news anchor and general assignment reporter at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, WI. She also worked as a reporter for WSBT-TV in South Bend, IN, and at WREX-TV in Rockford, IL as a reporter and morning anchor.

McElroy graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a B.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Recent Articles
  • LIVE BLOG: Latest travel and traffic updates

    The April snow showers is causing delays and accidents on the streets, roads and public transit. Here are the latest updates from @ChicagoDrives:  

  • Chicago Auto Show: Test driving cars

    Chicago Auto Show: Test driving cars

  • All lanes open after major crash on EB I-80/94 at Cline

    All lanes are back open after a major crash on EB Borman Expressway (I-80/94) at Cline. Three separate semis and several cars collided just before 6 a.m. Wednesday causing all lanes to shutdown. One semi was loaded with five pontoon boats. This particular area is known to be notorious for crashes. Expect delays through and around this area. Check out this pic from IN State Police of earlier crash 80/94 EB at Cline inv semi loaded with 5 pontoon boats!! […]

  • Grilling the perfect burger

    Paul Boyes from Longhorn Steakhouse shows us how to grill the perfect burger – just in time for Labor Day.

  • Birthday montage in honor of our favorite traffic reporter Erin McElroy

    In honor of Erin’s birthday we’ve put together a collection of our favorite Erin clips!

  • Botanic Backyard answers your gardening questions

    Botanic Backyard answers your gardening questions.

  • Grilling tips from chef of Moto and iNG restaurants

    Check out chef Homaro Cantu’s  iNG and Moto Restaurants located at 951 and 945 W. Fulton Market, right next door to each other.

  • Rundown of CTA Red Line closures and reroutes

    Rundown of CTA Red Line closures and reroutes

  • Red Line Project: What you need to know about your commute

    The headaches are about to start for CTA Red Line riders. This morning kicked off a major construction project that means big delays for those trying to get around the south side of Chicago. The Red Line is getting a complete overhaul from Cermak to 95th . The project is slated to take 5 months to complete. Here’s how the work breaks down: Starting at Roosevelt all the Red Line trains will switch over to the Green Line elevated tracks […]

  • Erin McElroy’s chocolate crinkle cookies

    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1.In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least […]


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