Chicago Anchor Hurt in Accident


Word is that WLS Anchor Linda Yu is off the air after being involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle.

Robert Feder reports that Yu, 67, was out of town when the accident happened, according to colleagues at WLS-Channel 7, who said they believed she was riding on the back of a motorcycle.

Officials of the ABC-owned station confirmed that Yu broke her leg and underwent surgery. “She is in good spirits, and we hope to have her back soon; however, it remains unclear exactly when she will return,” John Idler, president and general manager of ABC 7, said in a statement. “Everyone wishes her a speedy recovery.”

The longest running Monday-through-Friday news anchor in Chicago, Yu joined ABC 7 in 1984 after five years on NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5.

She currently anchors the top-rated 4 p.m. weekday newscast with Alan Krashesky and delivers news updates on “Windy City Live.”