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. Five of his eleven Emmy Awards have been for Best Anchor. The Illinois Broadcasters Association also honored Larry with ten 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.

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

Recent Articles
  • The owner of America’s first Ford Mustang from Park Ridge

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. -Park Ridge has been home to many famous people including Harrison Ford, Hillary Clinton, Ron Santo, and Grant Wood. But this town of 37,000 people is also known for one famous car: a beautiful, skylight blue, convertible Ford Mustang. Gail Wise of Park Ridge is the owner of the first Mustang ever sold in America in 1964. So how did Gail get so lucky? “I graduated from teacher’s college and needed transportation to get to my new […]

  • Larry’s World: Can you spot the error in this baseball card?


  • Larry’s World: Flyers protest rock star and funniest police sketch of the year

  • Chicago-area police undergo de-escalation training following Laquan McDonald case

    Cases like the Laquan McDonald shooting highlight the need for a different kind of training. Chicago Police Department has initiated de-escalation training, in hopes of diffusing conflict before it elevates to violence. It’s a part of any officer’s job, whether they’re in the city or the suburbs. Officers in Wheeling, Lake Forest and Vernon Hills have recently undergone this de-escalation training. WGN’s Larry Potash went inside to see what they’re learning. Cities in Chicago-area doing de-escalation training: Evanston, Illinois Hammond, Indiana […]

  • Larry finds some old albums about love for Valentine’s Day, and gets some special help

  • Woman captures family history the old fashioned way

    It’s easy to forget — grandma was young once and lived a life, in some ways, very different from the one we’re living today. WGN’s Larry Potash met one woman who is preserving a way of life, and teaching others how to pass along stories through the generations. Sure you have your selfies, which will probably be on your phone forever. But this grandma’s method is a little more comforting and a little more heartfelt. Watch her story in the […]

  • Larry’s bright idea on how to get social media score up

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.