Regine Schlesinger

Weedays, Sunday Mornings

If you know the name Regine Schlesinger, it probably means you’ve been listening to WBBM for awhile. Regine joined Newsradio 780 back in 1973 just after she graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her first job here was as a writer and producer. Six years later, Regine began appearing on-air as a reporter and anchor. She has been doing that ever since, bringing you the latest news that touches your life. In 2016, Regine retired, but still works as a part-time anchor.

Over the years, Regine covered virtually every type of story – from politics to pop trends; from labor strife to lifestyle issues; from health to human interest stories. She was among the first reporters on the scene of the Loop flood in April, 1992 when the Chicago River literally sprang a leak and inundated the city’s underground freight tunnel system, forcing an evacuation of the entire downtown business area .

Along the way, there have been heartbreaking moments – the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in Chicago, the still-unsolved Tylenol killings and the death of Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.

As part of an award-winning team of journalists at WBBM, Regine has enjoyed a front-row seat to some of the most significant moments in the city’s history and she considers it an honor and a privilege to serve as your eyes and ears at the events that affect your lives.