Fahey Flynn

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Eyewitness News team, 1972. Back, from left: anchor John Drury, anchor Joel Daly. Front, from left: weatherman John Coleman, anchor Fahey Flynn, sportscaster Bill Frink.

Fahey Flynn (1916 in Escanaba, Michigan – August 8, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois) was a radio and television newscaster who spent the majority of his career in Chicago. Robert Feder of the Chicago Sun-Times described him as "an avuncular Irishman with a jaunty bow tie [and] a twinkle in his eye".[1]

A six-time Emmy winner,[2] Flynn worked in Chicago from 1941 until his death from internal hemorrhaging in 1983 at age 67. From 1953 to 1968, he was an anchor for WBBM-TV. He then joined Joel Daly as co-anchor at WLS-TV, and by 1971 the pair had become Chicago's highest-rated broadcasting team,[1] retaining the lead in Chicago news ratings through 1979.


  1. ^ a b Robert Feder. "Legendary anchorman left lasting impression". Chicago Sun-Times. August 8, 2003. 57.
  2. ^ "Fahey Flynn, at 67; Radio-TV newsman". Associated Press. Boston Globe. August 10, 1983.

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