Nick Young

young Nick YoungNick Young joined Newsradio 780 in 2010 after being an anchor at CBS Radio News since 1990.

During his tenure at CBS News, Young has had a variety of assignments. He has anchored an array of special events–from elections and the funeral of Mother Teresa to gavel-to-gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial and national political conventions. As a reporter, Young numbers among his assignments the rape case against Mike Tyson, Presidential primary campaigns, hurricanes and the 1998 SwissAir crash off Nova Scotia. He has covered the Supreme Court, three Washington inaugurations and a Presidential summit in the Far East.

Following Christopher Glenn’s retirement in February, 2006, Young was named anchor of the CBS World News Roundup.

Young’s radio career began in 1968 in his hometown of Princeton, Illinois. Following his graduation from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1971, he hosted an overnight telephone talk show at WLW Radio in Cincinnati.

In 1975 he joined the staff of WEEI Radio, Boston as midday anchor, later moving to the morning anchor slot at WHDH, Boston in 1979. While at WHDH, Young anchored coverage of a potentially disastrous chemical spill which earned him the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award and a Bronze Medallion from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Young lives with his wife, Deborah, and son, Christopher, in Westchester County, New York. Their son, Chris, is a radio broadcaster at WZOE, the station where Young got his start.

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmaker Testifies In Pennsylvania On Adoption Legislation

A state representative from Illinois who’s used to writing and voting on legislation has found herself on the other side of the process, reports WBBM’s Nick Young.


Grayslake Home Invasion

3 Suspects Held In Grayslake Home Invasion

Police have arrested three suspects, but are still searching for one more, in a home invasion and robbery in Grayslake overnight.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

Lawsuit: Burbank Basketball Coach Molested Boy During 1980s

A 40-year-old man has taken the southwest suburban Burbank park district to court, charging he was sexually abused during the 1980s.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

Report: Witness Fails To Bolster Case For Vaughn’s Defense

A defense witness at the murder trial of Christopher Vaughn doesn’t appear to have helped his case.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Naperville Bicyclist Charged After Raging At Motorist Who Cut Him Off

A Naperville man has a date in court, facing charges in connection with a case of apparent bicycle rage.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Restrictions On Distribution Frustrate Home Beer Brewers

Brewing beer at home is perfectly legal, but state officials are issuing a reminder that offering homebrew at a public event is not.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Yes, There Are Fewer Squirrels Around This Year

If you haven’t noticed as many squirrels in your yard as usual, you’re not alone.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Evanston Store Sues The Gap Over T-Shirt Design

An Evanston store is taking on a clothing giant, accusing the Gap of swiping one of its designs.


New Legislation Puts Spotlight On Corporate Tax Breaks

Governor Pat Quinn put his signature on a bill that requires the public spotlight on the details of corporate tax breaks as soon as they are completed.


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Report: Inspector General Failed To Investigate Deaths Of Disabled Citizens

An Illinois agency is taking a second look at why the Inspector General’s office reportedly failed to investigate the deaths of some disabled citizens.


Cops: Man Lured Woman Into Car To Molest Her

A Joliet man is being held on charges he lured a woman into his car and molested her four months ago.


Proposed Bills On Teens, Tanning Face Debate In Springfield

Two bills in the Springfield hopper are not likely to make teenagers looking for a golden tan happy.


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South Suburban Mayor Sues Trustees

South suburban Sauk Village Mayor Lewis Towers is suing village trustees to buck an ordinance that limits his powers to appoint department heads.



Naperville Woman Sentenced In Storefront Church Scheme

It’s off to the DuPage County Jail late next month for a Naperville woman who has pleaded guilty to charges connected with a storefront church investment scheme.


Canine Cop Deserves No Overtime, Tinley Says

A Tinley Park police officer seeking overtime pay for caring for a police dog between shifts is not entitled to the extra money because the contract with the police union covers the arrangement, the village says in response to a lawsuit filed by the officer.


Suburban School Shelves Limits On Social Networking

The school board in a far southwest suburb has shelved plans to put limits on social networking.


North Side Man, 61, Murdered In Evanston

A 61-year-old Rogers Park neighborhood man died early Saturday after being assaulted Sept. 2 in Evanston and police are releasing surveillance photos of two suspects wanted for questioning.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Vetoes Legislation Allowing People To Collect Road Kill

If you’d been savoring the prospects of a rustic stew or a fox fur coat — it’s not going to happen with road kill.


Suburban Casino Under Construction Brings 1,000 New Jobs

Lady Luck is going to smile on a thousand eager job-seekers hoping to fill the 1,000 openings at a new suburban gambling mecca.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2011

Andrew Martin

Man Charged With Lighting Girlfriend On Fire

A South Side man has been charged after allegedly lighting a woman on fire, causing her to suffer burns to over 40% of her body in August, police said.


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