Corey McPherrin

Corey McPherrin


Corey McPherrin was born and raised in Chicago's south suburbs where he dreamed of one day becoming a sportscaster in his hometown.

He started his broadcasting career in Davenport, Iowa in 1977. He also worked as a sports broadcaster in Quincy, Illinois, New Orleans and Atlanta.

While in Atlanta, McPherrin received an Emmy in 1984 as "Outstanding News Performer" in the state of Georgia. Before his return to Chicago, he served as the primary sportscaster at WABC-TV in New York for seven years (1984-91).

During his time in New York, McPherrin also contributed to ABC Sports as a college football play-by- play announcer and reporter for the sports anthology show, "Wide World of Sports."

In 1991, McPherrin came home to Chicago when he assumed sports anchor duties at WBBM-TV. In 1995, he moved to FOX 32 where he now co-anchors FOX 32 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Previously, McPherrin served as the sports anchor for "Fox Chicago News at Nine" and also co-hosted the Bears pre-game show "Fox Kickoff Sunday," as well as the Sunday night sports wrap-up show, "The Final Word."

McPherrin's earned five Emmy awards during his 26 years at FOX 32 Chicago. A 1977 graduate of Butler University, McPherrin is a former member of the school's board of trustees and in 2002 received Butler's Robert Todd Duncan alumni achievement award. McPherrin is also a recipient of the Significant Sig award for outstanding professional achievement from the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

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Special Report: How history will remember Timuel Black

“What he saw with his eyes, what he remembered, what he could speak to directly, were simply amazing first-hand stories and accounts,” said Peri Irmer, President of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz says he 'crossed the line' with responses at town hall

“I don't think it's any of your business,” said Wirtz to a reporter during the town hall. “You don't work for the company. If someone in the company asked that question, we'll answer it. And I think you should get on to the next subject. We're not going to talk about Kyle Beach. We're not going to talk about anything that happened. Now, we're moving on."

Little Village arch gains landmark status

Some might say the Little Village arch on 26th Street on the Southwest Side has been a landmark for decades. But now, after a thorough vetting process — it's official.