Leslie Keiling



Leslie Keiling is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, born and raised in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the city’s North Side. She attended Columbia College, and by her sophomore year began working for the fledgling Shadow Traffic Network.

By the time she graduated college, Leslie was reporting traffic on radio powerhouse WLS. In the morning, she flew in a helicopter reporting traffic for the Larry Lujack Show. Afternoons she’d be back on the ground reporting traffic for radio bad boys, Steve Dahl and Garry Meier.

In the following years she was also lucky enough to work with any number of other radio legends, including Jonathon Brandmeier, Buzz Killman, Bruce Wolf, Eddie Schwartz, Clark Webber, Herb Kent, and Morton Downey Jr. just to name a few. In 2001, she paired up with another Chicago icon, John Landecker on his WJMK morning show. She now calls the one and only WGN Radio home.

Aside from radio, Leslie has also worked as writer, penning a bi-monthly commuter information column for the Chicago Sun-Times during the mid-90’s.

Leslie lives in the western suburbs with her husband Tim, is the proud mother of daughter Allyson, and guardian to a handful of pets. She has a HUGE extended family; an eclectic bunch ranging from ranchers to racers, carpenters to clergy. A left-handed Pisces, Leslie is a mediocre golfer, voracious reader, avid walker, bumbling gardener, pop culture aficionado, empathetic weeper, hearty eater, rabid news junkie, competent poker-player, compulsive cleaner, and eternal optimist.


11 Comments to “Leslie Keiling”

    Barry said:
    January 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    It's great to see Lane Closure's beautiful face! The best thing on this Website during this past month.

    Manny said:
    February 1, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I am always on 720 and the opinions come clear in different angles especially yours, L.K .

    tkk said:
    March 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    With all the bad changes taken place at GN over teh past year, why not make one good change, give Leslie her own show.

      Anna said:
      March 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Yes. Leslie would be a Great host of her own show.

    carroll preece said:
    March 5, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    leslie will you ask drivers to turn on their lights? Visablity is zero

    anna said:
    March 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    :Leslie would make a Great host of her own show. The two woman recently hired are not qualified. Truthfully.

    Linda said:
    March 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Leslie you are so clever I love your comments and think you should have your own show!

    tom shimek said:
    March 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I agree 100% with anna those 2 two new women must be related to management. Leslie is a quick wit and it seems she has paid her dues.

    Patty said:
    April 5, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    YES! Your own show! AWESOME! There's about to be an opening 5-9am!

    JustaFanini said:
    April 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    I hope &trusts Meiers appreciates the brots on his showgram cuz
    the skirts – and by dat I mean dat Andrea brot an dat Keiling chick
    both hotties too if ya know whut I'm sayin' – really add some fine comedic
    wit to the festivities over be dere.

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