January 4, 1963[|
Aurora, Illinois, United States
|Died||January 24, 2008
Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
|Occupation||Morning News Anchor|
|Spouse(s)||Irene Salerno (1997–2008)|
Salerno served as a general assignment reporter and as the weekend morning news anchor from 1994 till 1999.
Before working at WGN, Salerno was a reporter and weekend anchor at WNYT in Albany, New York. Prior to that, he worked at WMBD-TV and WHOI-TV in Peoria, Illinois. He began his broadcasting career at WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois as a general assignment reporter.
Salerno received his B.S. in Communication from Illinois State University in 1985, where he was an anchor/reporter for the campus TV station. He lived in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where he attended Crystal Lake South High School and played basketball.
Salerno died in a snowmobile accident on the night of January 24, 2008, on Plum Lake near Sayner/Eagle River, Wisconsin. Salerno was a passenger on a snowmobile when the snowmobile struck a tree.
Salerno is survived by his wife Irene and 3 children.
- Friend charged in snowmobiling death of Channel 2 anchor Randy Salerno; January 25, 2008; Chicago Tribune, Retrieved January 25, 2008