Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 19:17
WBBM-AM has hired veteran radio newsman, Nick Young, to anchor Saturday morning newscasts and possible fill-in assignments, beginning later this month.
Nick Young was born in far western Princeton, IL and began his broadcasting career there it Princeton's WZOE-AM in 1968, while he was still in school. In 1971, he moved to WLW-AM in Cincinnati, followed by a pair of Boston stations in the later 70's. From 1983 to 1990, Young worked for the RKO Radio Networks as a correspondent. He joined CBS Radio in 1990, working a variety of reporting assignments, most notably the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Nick Young may be best known as the anchor to the morning "World News Roundup" on the CBS Radio Network, based out of New York. He began as "WNR" anchor in late February 2006, when Christopher Glenn retired, and remained anchor until his own retirement in late March of this year.
Of course, you can't keep a good newsman down... or retired. After moving back home to Illinois recently, Young was found by Chicago's radio news leader, Newsradio780. He is now with the station on a freelance basis.
WBBM-AM's Sherman M. Kaplan today called Nick Young "a class addition" to the station.
It is worth noting the fact that Nick Young is a blues harmonica player, as he now joins a list of other Chicago "Newsmen-Bluesmen" as Buzz Kilman and Greg Jarrett.
A creative soul, Nick Young is also an artist, having found he enjoyed sketching during the long down periods of the O.J. Simpson trial, and turning that passion into a hobby & side career. Samples of his impressive artwork can be found HERE
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Nick Young, 61, is married and has one son. His son, Chris currently works at the radio station where his father got his start: WZOE-AM.