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.

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.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2016

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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

The homeless stay in these tents under the overpasses of Uptown. (CBS)

Chicago Threatens To Remove Homeless Tents From Viaducts

The city is threatening to take the tents of the homeless population living under Lake Shore Drive viaducts.

09/21/2016

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Indiana Youth Football Coach Allegedly Accused Of Punching Referee

A youth football coach was charged with battery and banned from coaching Saturday after allegedly beating a referee in Beech Grove.

09/20/2016

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Police Hand Out Whistles In Response To Jogger Attack

Police handed out whistles Saturday to joggers near River North and Navy Pier in response to the recent jogger attack in the area.

09/17/2016

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Joliet Junior College Students Create Prosthetic For A Three-Legged Dog

Joliet Junior College students take on the challenge to create a prosthetic device for a professor’s dog.

09/16/2016

Dwyane Wade speaks at Nikelodeon's Road to Worldwide Day of Play in Chicago (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Dwyane Wade Leads Nickelodeon’s ‘Day Of Play’ In Chicago

Nickelodeon brought its third annual “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” campaign to Chicago’s Far South Side on Saturday.

09/10/2016

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ITT Tech Students Have A Big Decision To Make After School Closed

Students of the now-closed ITT Technical Institutes are learning their options are limited and they are left with a tough decision.

09/09/2016

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Man Convicted In Brown’s Chicken Massacre Seeks Hearing With New Evidence

A man convicted in the 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre is seeking a court hearing, with new evidence and said a witness lied in order to obtain a reward.

09/08/2016

The 87th annual Bud Billiken Day Parade (CBS)

Crowds Gather To Watch Revamped Bud Billiken Day Parade

Hundreds of thousands of people lined King Drive to watch the parade entries, which included bands, floats and drill teams.

08/13/2016

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Berwyn Restaurant Owner Donating Game Day Meals to State Champion Wendell Phillips Football Team

Bob Lattas remembers being in the same position when he was younger, so he decided to help.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2016

Margo Pellegrino is paddling her outrigger canoe from New York to New Orleans to raise awareness about clean water. (Credit; Mike Krauser)

Paddler Headed From Chicago To New Orleans To Promote Clean Water

A New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.

08/10/2016

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., center, is among the demonstrators recreating the fair-housing march of Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago in August 1966. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

More Than 1,000 Recreate MLK’s March In Chicago, 50 Years Later

St. Sabina pastor Michael Pfleger had just finished his junior year in high school, and he was there when Martin Luther King got a hostile reception in Marquette Park.

08/06/2016

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