John Idler has overall management responsibility for the top-rated station in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest television market. Under his leadership, ABC 7 continues its news ratings dominance and claims the strongest social media presence in Chicago. John also oversees additional businesses, including the Localish Network on 7.2, abc7chicago.com, as well as its mobile and other new media businesses. He has served as President and General Manager of ABC 7 Chicago since 2012.
John is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Illinois Broadcasters Association. In that role, he initiated the ILLINIOS BROADCASTERS UNITING AGAINST HUNGER campaign, which raised more than $1.5 million dollars for Illinois food banks during the COVID-19 crisis.
Why John serves on the Board
Solving for the injustices that exist in our institutional systems must start with nourishing those who are hungry.