Larry Potash

Larry Potash joined WGN-TV News in August 1994 and has been anchoring WGN Morning News since 1995, just one year after its inception. The highly rated show celebrated its 25th Anniversary in September 2019 and has regularly come in first in the ratings.

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. In October 2018, WGN-TV premiered “Backstory with Larry Potash,” where he explores the backstory behind some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond.

Larry has been recognized for his achievements in broadcasting. His 21 Emmy Awards include Best Magazine Show for his history program, “Backstory” in 2023, and Investigative Series in 2023. The Illinois Broadcasters Association has also honored Larry with 14 Silver Dome awards including Best Anchor in Chicago in 2021.  In 2023, he was honored to receive the Regional Edward R. Murrow award for News Documentary.

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.

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