WLS-AM 890 News Team

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Nick Gale

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Nick Gale is a native of suburban Glenview and has been behind a microphone since 1994.

Nick got an early start in broadcasting at Glenbrook South High School's WGBK-FM. After graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in radio and political science, he worked as news director at a five station cluster in LaSalle - Peru and later as a reporter and anchor in Jacksonville, Florida at WOKV-AM. Nick returned to Chicago and spent six years with the Illinois Radio Network covering state government for 50 affiliates, and also worked part-time at WLS before coming on board full time.

Nick has covered a wide range of stories including NASA's return to space after the Columbia disaster, flooding on the Mississippi River, the horrific mass shooting at NIU, and the Blagojevich corruption trials. He has contributed to the AP, ABC, the BBC and Fox.

Nick has been recognized for his work by the Associated Press and the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Nick is an avid duck hunter and fisherman. He also enjoys tinkering with old trucks and tractors and operating his ham radio.

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon anchors afternoon drive and during the John Howell Show weekdays from 4pm-7pm. She started her career at WHAS Radio in Louisville, Kentucky and was an Anchor and Reporter at WGN Radio for 15 years. Kim Gordon won an Associated Press Broadcasters award for local team coverage in Louisville during the September 11th attacks and a 2015 Silver Dome Award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association for “Fighting Hunger Chicago Style: Food Insecurities and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.” Kim loves to workout, golf, ski, walk, travel, cook, bake, spend time with her family...especially her granddaughters.

Lauren Cohn

Lauren Cohn is a three time Emmy nominated journalist with more than three decades of experience in TV, radio and print. Lauren has worked all across the country for local and national news outlets in major markets covering every beat including Politics, Business, Consumer, Health, Education and Breaking News. Her coverage has taken her all over the world including The 2004 Olympic games, a travel show in Bali Indonesia, Hurricane Irene and Sandy and more. The majority of Lauren’s career has been spent in Chicago working for ABC7, CBS2, FOX32, WYCC PBS Chicago and WLSAM890. Lauren also followed her passion and became a certified holistic health coach after years of covering medical stories. She is a big advocate for prevention and wellness. In her time off while still a news junkie, Lauren loves to travel and explore other cultures and remains a sports enthusiast.

Mallory Vor Broker

Mallory Vor Broker covers state and local politics for WLS-AM 890. Prior to joining the news team, she was an executive producer for ten years for some of the top-rated talent in Chicago. She also served as the senior executive producer for election night coverage for more than eight years.

As an EP, Vor Broker has a history of securing interviews with top legislators including senators, congressmen, governors, and mayors. She started her career at WBBM Newsradio, worked as a traffic reporter and producer for WGN-TV, WBEZ and NBC 5. She graduated from Ohio University with a B.A. in creative writing and has a master’s degree in journalism from Roosevelt University. She lives in Logan Square, enjoys reading and lecturing partygoers on why they should care about local politics.

Ray Stagich

Weather Channel Meteorologist
Weekday Mornings 4am - 10am

Ray is a native of Saugerties, New York and has a BS in Atmospheric Science from SUNY Albany. Ray says "I have always been interested in weather. The driver was really my love for snow and winter sports (snowmobiling). That grew into more fascination with severe weather and eventually just became a TWC addict and watched some of the people I now WORK WITH while I was in High School and College! HA! (The real story is that I applied to 2 schools, 1 for Physical Education and 1 for Meteorology. I did not get accepted for meteorology the first time around, so thought I wanted to be a gym teacher. Obviously, that did not work out and transferred after my first year and got accepted."

Ray is an accredited member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.