Schanowski worked at ABC 7 from 1990 to ’98 before moving to NBC 5 and NBC Sports Chicago, where he hosted Bulls pre- and postgame shows.
Longtime Chicago sportscaster Mark Schanowski will join ABC 7 as an anchor/reporter, helping to fill the void created when the station pulled Mark Giangreco off the air in January and fired him in March. His first day on the air will be May 29.
Schanowski worked at ABC 7 from 1990 to ’98, when he was replaced by current NBC 5 anchor Jeff Blanzy. Schanowski went on to join NBC 5 and NBC Sports Chicago, where he hosted Bulls pre- and postgame shows.
He joins Jim Rose and Dionne Miller at ABC 7, which clearly chose a personality diametrically different from Giangreco to fill out its sports department. Schanowski is straight-laced and solid on the air. He’s also widely respected and well-liked.
Schanowski has been co-hosting a podcast with Bulls TV analyst Stacey King called “Gimme the Hot Sauce.” He also has been a part-time contributor for Stadium as a Bulls insider.