Kris Kridel

kridel250  Kris KridelKris Kridel is afternoon 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.

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.


Education Week Interview: Deb Donley, Post-High School Counselor At New Trier High School

How can a high school student make their admission essay stand out?



Education Week Interview: Stephen Schutt

Stephen Schutt, President of Lake Forest College, talk to WBBM Newsradio about the benefits of small schools…



Education Week Interview: Marc Wojno

Senior associate editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and…


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Education Week Interview: Morton Schapiro, President of Northwestern University

It’s Education Week on WBBM Newsradio…

WBBM Newsradio–05/16/2016

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United Airlines Rolls Out New Perk At O’Hare For Frequent Flyers

It’s a long walk from Gate C-32 to Gate B-1 at O’Hare International Airport, but starting now, some United passengers catching connections at O’Hare will not have to walk.


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Chicago-Area Native Develops Fan-To Fan Ticket Scalping App

A 25-year-old Mount Prospect native is one of Chicago’s newest entrepreneurs.


The former home of blues musician Muddy Waters in the North Kenwood neighborhood. (Credit: Matt Cole)

Repair Bids For Muddy Waters’ Chicago Home To Be Presented Thursday

This Thursday could be an important day for a long-neglected piece of Chicago blues history, reports WBBM’s Kris Kridel.


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Report: Groupon CEO Says Company Is Still Growing Impressively

The chief executive officer of Chicago-based Groupon is defending his company and his leadership.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012


Layaway War Erupting Among Major Retailers

Something of a layaway war has erupted among big retailers.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

Goose Island

Anheuser-Busch To Take Goose Island Beer Nationwide

The signature Chicago craft brews from Goose Island beer are set to go nationwide.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012


Montreal-Based Tea Café Chain Coming To Chicago

A Canada-based tea café is setting up shop on three fashionable strips in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

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Shakeup At Jewel Parent Company Could Cut Grocery Prices

A shake-up in the executive office may mean lower prices at Jewel-Osco.


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Attendance Down At Naperville Ribfest This Year

The heat wave may have cut into attendance at a popular suburban event this week.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

The worksite for the Chicago Spire skyscraper sits abandoned (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Foreclosure Suit Ends Dream Of Spire

The dream of a developer to build the Western Hemisphere’s tallest skyscraper in Chicago may have been extinguished.


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