Krashesky has been with ABC 7 for nearly 3 decades and is well-known and respected for both his news anchoring and news reporting. He previously co-anchored the station's 5 p.m. weekday newscast (1994-98) and its morning newscasts (1989-94). He was the first anchor of ABC 7's weekday morning news program. Every newscast he has anchored has consistently been rated No. 1 in the Chicago market. He joined ABC 7 as a general assignment reporter in 1982.
Krashesky's reporting in Chicago and abroad has earned high praise. He is considered one of the top reporters in the market to cover major international stories, and has been lauded in particular, for his coverage of the Roman Catholic Church. In 2005, he traveled to the Vatican to report on the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of the new Pope, Benedict XVI. He won a Chicago Emmy Award in 2000 for "A Pilgrimage of Peace: The Pope in the Holy Land", and his half-hour special, "Francis Cardinal George: A Journey of Hope," received the 1999 Silver International Angels Award for "Excellence in Media." In 1997, his report on Cardinal Bernadin's Chicago years won a Communicators Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago. He has also received Chicago Emmy Awards for his role in coverage of the devastating 2004 tornado in Utica, IL and a news special which examined the changes in Chicago following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Earlier in his career, Krashesky served as a news reporter and weathercaster for KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas (1982). Prior to his work at KTBC, he was a news reporter, weathercaster and weekend sports anchor at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, N.Y. (1981).
Krashesky gained his first broadcasting experience in college, when he was a news anchor on WICB-FM radio in Ithaca, N.Y (1979-81).
Other honors Krashesky earned include the 1997 Polish American Congress Heritage Media Award, the Milton Hershey School's 1997 Outstanding Achievement Award for Accomplishments in Broadcast Journalism and a 1996 citation for his work on behalf of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. He was named "Father of the Year" by the Chicago Father's Day Council in 1996.
In addition to his career accomplishments, Krashesky has a long and outstanding history of volunteering his personal time to community service. He serves as a mentor for students interested in broadcast journalism and is a local spokesperson for Alzheimer's disease. In 1992, Krashesky received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Ithaca College in New York. He is also a member of the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Chicago Headline Club Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Krashesky attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa., a boarding school for children in financial and social need. He was named Hershey's 2005 Alumnus of the Year. He graduated with honors from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. with a B.S. in Communications Management in 1981.
Krashesky lives in Chicago's suburbs with his wife and three children.