Tonya Francisco is the co-anchor of Daytime Chicago.
Prior to that, Tonya was co-anchor of the WGN Weekend Morning News and a general assignment reporter. She joined CLTV in December of 2002 and was soon after named morning anchor. In 2012, she joined the WGN News team.
Tonya is an award-winning journalist who began her television career as a desk assistant at WLS-TV/Channel 7 in Chicago. She moved on to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to become a reporter and associate producer. After a year, she worked at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan. While there, Tonya worked her way up from general assignment reporter to weekend anchor.
Tonya is a native Chicagoan, proud alumna of Whitney Young Magnet High School and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tonya is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.