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WMAQ Replaces Daryl Hawks with a Familiar Face

WMAQ has filled the position left vacant by recently deceased sports anchor Daryl Hawks, and the NBC O&O didn’t have to look very far.

According to Chicago media blogger Robert Feder, the station has promoted longtime part-timer Mike Adamle to full-time status, effectively filling Hawks’s position. A graduate of Northwestern University and a former member of the Chicago Bears, Adamle has been working for WMAQ for the past seven years.

“Mike has been a key member of our sports team,” Feder quotes WMAQ station manager and VP of news Frank Whittaker as saying. “From his days playing for the Bears and the Wildcats through his many years covering our local teams, Mike’s knowledge of the Chicago sports scene is great. I am delighted he’s back to full-time status.”

Adamle worked as a sports anchor for WMAQ from 1998 to 2001 before leaving for crosstown rival WBBM. After a 3-year stint with the CBS O&O, he returned to WMAQ.

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Police Report: Chicago Sportscaster Danced in Street After Being Pulled Over

Strange details have emerged from Mike Adamle‘s DUI arrest earlier this month.

According to a police report obtained by TribLocal, the Chicago sportscaster danced in the streets after being pulled over by Evanston police and at one point even did a head stand.

Adamle, who “vigorously disputes” that he was under the influence when police pulled him over a couple of hours after he appeared on WMAQ‘s “Sports Sunday Live” show, is due in court on February 14.

Adamle’s blood alcohol level was under the legal limit that night even though he failed the field sobriety test. Police also suspected Adamle of being under the influence of something other than alcohol.  According to TribLocal:

The report states that Adamle exhibited “erratic behavior” while in lock up, grinding his teeth, rubbing his nose, and acting “extremely jittery,” according to the report. Read more

Chicago Sportscaster Mike Adamle ‘Vigorously Disputes’ DUI Charge

Chicago sportscaster Mike Adamle is prepared to fight a DUI charge he received last week.

Adamle’s attorney said in a statement that the WMAQ sports anchor “vigorously disputes that he was under the influence of alcohol or any other illegal substance when detained.” Police pulled Adamle over after he allegedly ignored a flashing red traffic light.  He was arrested after reportedly failing a field sobriety.

The results of Adamle’s DUI show that the veteran sportscaster, who worked for Chicago’s WLS in the 80s after a career in the NFL, definitely has a case.  According to the Chicago Tribune, Adamle’s blood-alcohol level was 0.04 percent, well below the legal limit of 0.08.

TribLocal points out that Adamle suffers from epilepsy and that medication taken to treat the condition could have produced side effects similar to drinking too much alcohol.

Chicago Sports Anchor Mike Adamle Busted for DUI

Veteran Chicago sports anchor Mike Adamle is facing DUI charges after a traffic stop early Monday morning.

Police pulled Adamle over after he coasted through a flashing red stoplight, a short time after he appeared on WMAQ‘s “Sports Sunday Live” show.  He was eventually arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

Adamle is a familiar presence in Chicago.  He played for the Bears in the late 70s and was a sports reporter-anchor for WLS from 1983 to ’89.

Adamle is currently a sports anchor for NBC-affiliate WMAQ, where he appears on weekend newscasts and serves as a host for “Sports Sunday Live.”