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
  • Lawmakers set to vote on banning gay conversion therapy; Man speaks out on damage it caused him

    Gay conversion therapy, the practice of trying to cure a person of homosexuality through counseling, is now banned in many states. The debate is now  in the lap of Illinois politicians as pressure ramps up for a state ban. California, New Jersey and Washington D.C. were the first to ban the practice. Now this week, 18 other states, including Illinois are calling for a vote. The Obama administration is encouraging state lawmakers to end conversion therapy in response to a […]

  • How is Chicago collecting over a billion in unpaid tickets? (Hint: It’s not.)

    CHICAGO — While red light cameras took center stage during the elections, the real story may not be those rampant tickets but the money behind them. So many complaints have been lodged about Chicago’s heavy handed ticketing. But just what are the numbers and how much was the city pulling in from parking and camera tickets? The city of Chicago has over a billion dollars in unpaid tickets dating back over a decade. So while Chicago has this tough stance […]

  • Air Rescue: A behind the scenes look at medical helicopters

    CHICAGO– We’ve all seen car accidents with police lights and an ambulance on the shoulder, but the really traumatic crashes are rarely viewed, since police will shut down the entire stretch of road. Those are the calls that go to the air ambulances. WGN takes a rare, behind the scenes look at the crews who swoop in when every second counts. Once that call comes in to the crew at superior air ambulance the race is on to get in […]

  • Chicago paratransit riders concerned over Rauner’s proposed budget cuts

    CHICAGO –Under Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget plan, the CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding, threatening deep service cuts. For Vanessa Gonzales, the Pace paratransit bus is her lifeline to work and any semblance of a normal routine. “It’s what I have, it’s the only thing I have and it’s really important” Vanessa’s struggle began several years back, when severe rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma stole her vision and her body’s ability to get around. She, like thousands […]

  • Warming up car myth: BUSTED

  • Fire struck out at Sheridan high rise

    A fire caused the evacuation of a 12-story building at 5858 Sheridan Road Monday morning. The fire started on the third floor. Responders were able to strike the fire out, and residents were eventually able to go back in. There were no injuries related to the incident. The cleanup and investigation caused a closure of that portion of Sheridan road Monday morning.  

  • 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.

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