Kathy Brock is an award winning television journalist and news anchor in one of the nation’s biggest and toughest markets. She is dedicated to supporting the women and children of her adopted home of Chicago.
Brock co-anchors ABC-7 news at 6 and 10, the top rated newscasts in Chicago and spent years as a general assignment reporter and anchored ABC7 News this Morning. Over the years, she has covered everything from the Chicago Loop flood to the Cook County Administration Building Fire to the political rise of a young Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama. Brock’s work has been recognized with six Chicago Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the IRIS Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives.
Prior to joining ABC 7 in 1990, Brock spent six years as an anchor/reporter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also spent three years as an anchor/reporter at KBCI in Boise, Idaho and KEPR TV in Pasco, Washington and work at KWSU-TV in Pullman, Washington while in college.
Brock is involved in a number of Chicago philanthropic endeavors, including Deborah’s Place, a transition facility for abused women and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls which gives abused and abandoned children a stable residential and educational environment. Brock also serves on the board of the Goodman Theatre and is a past board member of the Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development.
Brock holds a BA in journalism from Washington State University and resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago and is the mother of two sons.
“As a Washington farm kid, when I came to Pullman, my strongest employable skills were knowing how to drive a tractor and plow a field. At WSU, I learned how to dig up a story and tell it in a compelling way with words and pictures. Any success I’ve had in my 30 years in this challenging, ever changing industry, is a direct result of the strong mentoring I received while a journalism student at Washington State. I am so grateful to Glenn Johnson and the dedicated professionals at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications. This honor is a reflection of their expertise and commitment to giving young journalists the skills to succeed.”