Mike Krauser

krauser Mike KrauserMike Krauser has been a reporter, anchor, producer, writer, managing editor and news director during a career that started in Chicago in the late 1980’s.

His first love is reporting, “Telling stories on the radio,” he says, “doesn’t feel like work at all. It’s pure fun.” Mike got his start in radio in 1988 at the upstart all-news station WMAQ (670-AM).

He went on to anchor the afternoon news on “Chicago’s Finest Rock, WXRT (93.1 FM), and can still be heard there from time to time. He spent about ten years in management before returning to reporting.

His reports on WBBM Newsradio 780 can be heard throughout the day. He also works for CBS 2 TV in Chicago as a field producer, writer and assignment editor.

Around 100 people gathered at IMAN's "Refugee Remix Rally" in front of the Trump Tower in Chicago. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

People Gather For ‘Refugee Remix Rally’ At Chicago’s Trump Tower

Around 100 activists, artists and clergy gathered to promote immigrant artists and to denounce the president’s immigration policies.

02/25/2017

People rallied for unity on Feb. 11, 2017 across the river from the Trump Tower in Chicago. (Credit: Mike Krauser, WBBM)

People Rally For Unity Near Trump Tower In Chicago

People of different races, faiths and ethnicities gathered across the river from Trump Tower and chanted “less wall, more tacos.”

02/11/2017

Anti-abortion activists gather in front of a Planned Parenthood in Chicago off LaSalle and Division. (Credit: Mike Krauser, WBBM Radio)

Anti-Abortion Activists Pray Outside Chicago Planned Parenthood

Clinic escorts and police watched a couple dozen activists quietly pray outside a Planned Parenthood clinic at LaSalle and Division.

02/11/2017

Dr. Darrell Scott, Dr. Darrell Scott, senior pastor of New Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, talks to President Donald Trump about violent crime in Chicago. Scott claims top gang members in Chicago reached out to him for a "sit-down" to talk about how "to lower that body count." (Credit: CBS)

Activist: Ohio Pastor’s Chicago Comments To Trump Were ‘BS’

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, thinks President Donald Trump should not listen to Dr. Darrell Scott.

02/02/2017

Surveillance image of a woman suspected in a check fraud ring in Illinois and Indiana. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Check Fraud Causes Doctor to Lose More Than $7,000

An Indiana doctor is a victim of what police say could be a massive check fraud ring in the Chicagoland area.

01/26/2017

A Dallas Police officer wears a black band on his badge outside of police department headquarters on July 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Funerals are set to begin for five Dallas police officers who were shot and killed by a sniper during a Black Lives Matter march in Dallas.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dallas PD Comes To Recruit In Chicago

The Dallas Police Department visited Chicago looking to add diversity to the 300 new police officers they want to hire this year.

01/25/2017

Patsy McNasty, an endangered alligator snapping turtle (Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Facebook)

Endangered Alligator Snapper Gets New Home In Chicago Nature Museum

It’s moving day for Patsy McNasty – the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s aptly named alligator snapping turtle.

01/19/2017

Norge Ski Club grounds (Norge Ski Club House Facebook)

Ski Jumping Championships Postponed Due To Weather

The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has been forced by warm weather and rain to postpone this weekend’s Ski Jumping Championships.

01/18/2017

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Three Dead, Two Hurt After Crash In Northwest Indiana

Three passengers and a Rottweiler puppy from Niles were in a Hyundai going westbound on US 20, when police say a Buick going eastbound crossed the center line and slammed into the car. The crash set off a chain reaction.

01/18/2017

Michael Wiebe discovered someone rented out a home he owns in Elkhart, Ind., after he put the house up for sale and moved away. The couple who moved in thought they were renting the home legitimately. (Credit: WSBT-TV)

Elkhart Man Discovers Home Was Rented Without His Knowledge

Michael Wiebe owns the home, but moved away after he put it on sale last June. The tenants thought they rented the house legitimately.

01/17/2017

Whooping crane hunting along edge of a pond, Grus americana, International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, Photographed under controlled conditions (Photo by Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images)

Reward Offered After Endangered Whooping Crane Killed

Conservation officers say a whooping crane that scientists were tracking was found shot and killed in west-central Indiana.

01/11/2017

American flag. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

Berwyn Group Looking For WWII Veterans To Honor Next Week

Navy veteran Tony Ward Sr. becomes emotional as he explains he’s doing it to honor his brothers.

12/01/2016

A monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) also known as the quaker parrot flies at the Atena park of Madrid, on September 15, 2016.  (GETTY IMAGE)

Squatting Along Chicago’s Skyway Bridge: Monk Parakeets

They swoop down in groups, landing in nearby trees and at the right time of day create quite a racket.

11/22/2016

Protests continue on Saturday against Donald Trump's presidential win. (CBS/Sandra Torres)

Hundreds Of Anti-Trump Marchers Gather Downtown

Hundreds of people marched again Saturday through streets in downtown Chicago, protesting Donald Trump and his election as president.

11/12/2016

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LaPorte County Designated As A ‘High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area’

LaPorte County has been given the federal designation as a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,” joining Lake and Porter counties and the city of Chicago as it seeks to deal with the drug problem.

11/10/2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to reporters the morning after the Cubs won the 2016 World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Emanuel: Never Again Will Cubs Fans Say ‘Wait ‘Til Next Season’

Mayor Emanuel shared his thoughts Thursday morning on the Cubs’ World Series win at an unrelated event.

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Bowling For Breast Cancer: Senior Women Raise Awareness

A large women’s bowling league, compromised of African American seniors, wear each year pink bowling shirts to raise awareness of breast cancer rates among senior citizens.

10/20/2016

Above and Beyond, new temporary exhibit (Museum of Science and Industry)

The Museum Of Science And Industry Opens New Exhibit Celebrating Flight

The Museum of Science and Industry opened Tuesday a new temporary exhibit, presented by Boeing in celebration of its 100th anniversary.

10/04/2016

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Chicago State University Faculty Union Wants Trustees To Resign

Freshman enrollment at financially troubled Chicago State University has fallen to 86 freshmen this fall semester.

09/27/2016

“Bull,” a 2-year-old mastiff mix, went missing for more than a month, but was returned to his firehouse in Englewood, after a woman saw two men walking him a couple miles away. (Credit: CBS)

Beloved Firehouse Mascot “Bull” Back Home Safe

The beloved mascot from a firehouse in the Englewood neighborhood was back home Friday, after disappearing more than a month ago, thanks to a woman who spotted him on the street on Thursday.

09/23/2016

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