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Larry Potash joined WGN-TV News in August 1994 and has been anchoring WGN Morning News since 1995, just one year after its inception.

Larry does in-depth stories about history, science, religion and more. In 1996, he travelled to Asia to do a multi-part series on the culture of Hong Kong and the transition to Chinese sovereignty. His daily feature, “Larry’s World,” takes a look at the offbeat, fun and sometimes lesser known facts behind various pop culture phenomena and television news-making itself.

Larry has been recognized for his achievements in broadcasting. Four of his nine Emmy Awards have been for Best Anchor. The Illinois Broadcasters Association also honored Larry with nine Silver Dome awards for Best Anchor in Chicago.

Larry came to WGN-TV from KOTV-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a weekend anchor and political reporter. Prior to that, Larry worked at WFIE-TV in Evansville, Indiana, as a morning anchor. He also reported and anchored for KLMG-TV in Longview, Texas.

Larry received his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston.


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    That’s Bull****! How alleged psychics try to fool you

    When you want answers to the great mysteries of life, WGN Morning News is your source for truth. The Independent Investigations Group, based in Los Angeles, are a team of investigators that looks into mysteries — whether it be haunted houses or consumer products making extraordinary claims. They have a $100,000 challenge for anyone who can prove the paranormal. The team is led by Jim Underdown from Wheaton. WGN’s Larry Potash sat down with him for a new segment called, “That’s Bullsh**!” Watch […]

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    Go inside Chicago’s largest pipe organ

    CHICAGO — The largest pipe organ in Chicago sits above the congregation at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. The intricate collection of five keyboards and thousands of pipes is like having an orchestra in the balcony — trumpets, flutes, strings, and more. This Christmas, many people will hear it for the first time since it was restored, which is no easy task. It’s three-stories high and some pipes are 32-feet tall. But, Christopher Soer is one of the few people in […]

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    Violinist finds new way to manage chronic pain

    A mysterious condition seemed like it could hurt one woman`s career as a musician, playing with some of the biggest names in music. She was stuck in bed for years. But then an old memory of her grandmother led her to a new therapy, and a new talent, in the ring. Larry Potash has the story.

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    Violinist finds new way to manage chronic pain

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    What not to do if you think your husband is cheating

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    Bullied homeless man brings Bible to life with ‘wooden diamonds’

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    How a north suburban woman’s emotional trauma led her to forgiveness

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    Weird stuff found in people’s homes by pro junk removers