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.


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

    With some old tools, and Elmer’s glue, an artist brought the Bible to life  in a remarkable way. For 20 years, Ed Lantzer worked night and day in a warehouse to create mosaic murals of Biblical stories. But there is no dye, stain, or paint used in these mosaics. Lantzer only used diamond-shape pieces of wood—made from 150 different kinds of trees. His work is temporarily on display at Carmel High School in Mundelein. The exhibit is called “My Father’s […]

  • This band has worked with ‘Beatles’, ‘Michael Jackson’ — but gets lack of respect

    There are some musicians coming to Chicago this weekend — and despite having a number of hits, they don’t get a lot of respect. Steve and Dave are good — but mention their band’s name and people start laughing. But do you know who loves them? Pretty much every big shot in the music industry. They were asked to work on a little album names “Thriller.” Michael Jackson called them personally. And you know who else they worked with? The Beatles. These guys are among just […]

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

    A follow-up story: Authorities caught the gunmen who broke into a woman’s house in Deerfield three-years ago and tied up her family. Authorities are investigating whether the men are part of a larger network that has hit the area for years. The family escaped unharmed, but the mother said there was only one way to overcome the emotional trauma. It’s a struggle she’s faced her entire life, and her family story starts 75-years ago in the Holocaust. WGN’s Larry Potash […]

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

  • Man’s Craigslist ad for girlfriend has very specific requirements for

    A man from Georgia crafted a Craigslist ad to land the woman of his dreams. Single white male, 53, seeks girlfriend or wife. He can offer free rent, power, cable, wifi and food. However, he has a few requirements. You must speak decent English, you must not have unresolved felonies and no warrants for your arrest. He also wants you to know he does have a Sam’s Club Premiere Membership. He says you and he will be a team. You’ll […]

  • Was John Wayne Gacy connected to a human trafficking ring?

    We recently brought you an exclusive interview related to the John Wayne Gacy case. For decades, Sherry Marino had doubts that the body in her son’s grave was actually her son Michael. Recently, DNA results showed her hunch was right. Now the investigation begins into what happened. The Marino family would like to obtain documents that could confirm once and for all, whether these suspicions are true because it could provide answers about what happened to their son. WGN’s Larry Potash […]

  • The major star who started out as drummer/fighter/gambler

  • The verbal smackdown of the 1828 presidential campaign

  • Armchair spies solve deadly mystery

    From Africa to Ukraine to the Middle East, innocent civilians become casualties of terrorists or rogue government soldiers. But there is a growing group of intelligence analysts trying to track them down, right from their living room and laptop, a half world away. In an exclusive, WGN’s Larry Potash talked to one man who has solved a deadly mystery. Watch the exclusive in the video player above

  • DOH! 4 hilarious news bloopers