Kris Kridel

WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Chicago news veteran Kris Kridel is retiring after 34 years at the station. Kridel joined all news WBBM in 1985, and was also a longtime contributor to “Chicago Tonight” on public television, and was part of the faculty of Loyola University School of Communications. says Kridel’s announcement came just two months after she cut back to part-time status and stepped down as afternoon drive anchor at the Entercom owned station. Most recently she has been anchoring from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays, including the “Noon Business Hour,” which she has co-hosted since 2001.

“It’s time to move on,” Kridel told Feder on Tuesday. “It’s been an enormous gift working with my friends at WBBM. I’m proud of what we do and we’ll always be a team.”

Ron Gleason, director of news and programming at WBBM Newsradio, said Kridel’s last day on the air will be June 7.