01/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Andy Shaw Retiring From ABC

Andy Shaw, a mainstay of Chicago media for more than 30 years, is retiring as WLS-Ch. 7's political reporter at the end of January, the Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC station announced today.

Succeeding Shaw on the politics beat will be Charles Thomas, who joined Channel 7 in 1991 after several years as a Midwest correspondent for ABC News.

Shaw has been covering politics for WLS since 1983, after a 1976-82 run as NBC-owned WMAQ-Ch. 5's education reporter and editorial director. Shaw covered education for the Chicago Sun-Times before that.

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