Randy Salerno

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Randy Salerno
Born (1963-01-04)January 4, 1963[citation needed]
Aurora, Illinois, United States
Died January 24, 2008(2008-01-24) (aged 45)
Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation Morning News Anchor
Years active 1993–2008
Spouse(s) Irene Salerno (1997–2008)
Children Haley Aynessazian
Slone Salerno
Charlie Salerno

Randall Salerno (January 4, 1963 – January 24, 2008) was an American news anchor for CBS news in Chicago at WBBM-TV. Salerno had previously worked at WGN-TV alongside Roseanne Tellez at both WBBM-TV and WGN-TV 1993-2004.


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.


Randy Salerno won a local Emmy Award for his work on CBS 2's 2004 broadcast of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon.


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