Kris Kridel is midday co-anchor and co-host of WBBM’s Noon Business Hour. As anchor-reporter at WBBM, Kris has won awards for Best Reporter, Feature, Newscast and Documentary from AP and UPI; a 1991 National Headliner Award; Peter Lisagor and RTNDA reporting awards. In 2009 Kridel was awarded with a Lisagor Award in the category of Business/Consumer Reporting for “The Financial Fix”, a special WBBM Noon Business Hour roundtable edition.
Her writing and reporting were featured in Ted White’s 1993 book, “Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting.” Kris received her BA at Ohio University and her Master’s Degree in Journalism from Ohio State University in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting. Before joining WBBM, she worked as reporter-anchor at WCOL in Columbus, Ohio and anchor-reporter/news director at WFYR in Chicago. Kris is a member of the “adjunct faculty” in the school of communications at Loyola University and is a weekly contributor at WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.