Andrea Darlas


Darlas_2306R Andrea Darlas is an award-winning Radio and Television News Anchor/Reporter at WGN Radio and WGN-TV.  She’s currently the morning news anchor on WGN Radio, weekend reporter on WGN-TV, and a reporter/contributor to the nationally-syndicated TV show “House Smarts” with Lou Manfredini.  During her 16-year tenure at WGN, Andrea has won a multitude of awards — including 2 prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards — for anchoring, reporting, breaking news coverage, and investigative series reports.  Andrea has also won the Illinois Broadcasters’ Association Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast” five out of the last seven years.   Andrea was previously the News Director and Morning Anchor at WJOL-AM and WLLI-FM in Joliet, IL.  Prior to that, she was a Reporter at WDWS-AM and WLRW-FM in Champaign, IL.   A native Chicagoan and proud graduate of the University of Illinois, Andrea got her start in radio as a DJ at then-classic rock college station, WPGU-FM.  Andrea is a die-hard Cubs, Blackhawks, and Illini fan.  She’s involved with a variety of charities including the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, the Greater Chicago Arthritis Foundation, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  In her spare time, Andrea enjoys playing golf and travelling the globe.




  • Linda L.

    Hi Andrea,
    Glad to hear you support the Lakota Sioux! My son works most of the year in Illinois but spends his summers broadcasting baseball in Sioux Falls. A finer children's charity is nowhere to be found! If I get up to SF this summer, I will bring you some authentic Lakota popcorn — much better than our store brands!
    Tell Garry it's a charity worth considering!! Have a great vacation! Linda L.

  • Anne Cadavid

    Hi Andrea, My boyfriend and I were at the last CUBS CORNER at Wildfire. We had a wonderful time; beyond our expectations. One problem were are having is the link to see the pictures that we had with De Jesus and Rizzo. We can't get through: WEB PAGE UNAVAIABLE?????? Can you please let me know what I'm doing wrong. My boyfriend is a 29 year season ticket holder and these pictures mean a lot to him.

  • Verna Hurley

    I recommended you as the new host for the 6 – 10 AM time slot. I hope that you are asked to fill this spot so I can once again listen to WGN in the mornings.

  • Donna Heeter

    I agree you should be the host for the 6-10am time slot. I so enjoy listening to you from 5-6.

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