Joel Daly

Joel Daly was an American news anchor for WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois, for 38 years from 1967 to 2005. Daly was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2001 and received the first Illinois Broadcast Pioneer Award in 2008. Daly played a news reporter in the 2006 film Death of a President, which portrays the fictional assassination of George W. Bush.

About Joel Daly in brief

Summary Joel DalyJoel Daly was an American news anchor for WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois, for 38 years from 1967 to 2005. Daly was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2001 and received the first Illinois Broadcast Pioneer Award in 2008. He won five Emmys over the course of his career. Daly played a news reporter in the controversial 2006 film Death of a President, which portrays the fictional assassination of George W. Bush. Daly died on October 22, 2020, at his home in La Grange, Illinois.

He married Suzon Weiss in 1955 and had three children, two sons and one daughter. Both sons predeceased him; Scott died in his early 40s after suffering an asthmatic seizure, while Doug died in early 50s after struggling with addiction. Daly has sung with a group called The Sundowners and occasionally wrote his own songs. His autobiography, The Daly News, was published by Eckhartz Press in 2014.