Share your thoughts on Randy Salerno

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WBBM-TV news anchor Randy Salerno was killed in a snowmobiling accident last night. Chicagoans welcomed Salerno into their homes for years, first at WGN-TV and currently weekday mornings on WBBM-TV. Share your thoughts of Randy with us.

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Bless Randy, and may he RIP

Good guy. Sad. He will be missed. My condolences to his family. God Bless him.

I was deeply saddened this morning when I heard that Randy had passed. He was in my home every morning as I got ready for work. My thoughts and prayers got out to his entire family and friends as well as his family at CBS 2.

RANDY YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN IN OUR HEARTS!

As a former campus tour guide at Illinois State University in Normal, I would always point out Randy's name as being one of the "honored celebrity alumni" from the university. My thoughts are with his family.

Randy was one of my favorite morning perons.He was always so very professional.I went on a channel 2 breakfast cruise last year and he was so nice and had such a sense of humor.I am so sorry to hear about this terrible news.He will be missed by alot of people who enjoyed watching him everyday.My prayers go out to his family and friends.

This is beyond tragic. Randy was my bright spot every morning. His dry wit really put me in a good mood for the day. I love you Randy, you will be missed.

I knew Randy both personally and professionally. I will always value our friendship. This is a very sad day for my staff and I. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Irene and their children.

I interned at Channel 2 several years ago after grad school. Randy was always nice and helpful. I think how you treat someone when you don't have to be nice to them is a real testament to your character. My thoughts and prayers go out to Randy's family, friends and colleagues.

We watched Randy every morning, he was almost part of our family. He had such a funny, dry humor. We feel as if a friend has died. We can't belive it. Our thoughts are with his family.

Bob and Kerstin

My thoughts and prayers are with Salerno and the WBBM Channel 2 Family. I enjoyed watching Mr. Salerno and Rozanne Tellez every morning to get the days news. I thought they were a great anchor team.

My prayers go out to his family and his colleagues at WBBM. He will be missed both on the air and around town.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Randy and his family.....he will be missed!

I watch CBS 2 every morning while getting ready for work and Randy was one of the reasons. His sense of humor more than once had me in a fit of giggles. I feel like I lost a friend way too soon. My heart goes out to his family and those he worked with for so many years.

Heaven has a special angel - he will be missed.

I am so sorry to hear about this news. Randy was always one of my favorite morning anchors, especially during his tenure at Channel 9. He was always professional but very humorous as well during the newscasts.

I can't believe that Randy is gone. It's very shocking and upsetting. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and co-workers. I would watch Randy on Channel 2 sometimes when I was checking out the news in the morning, but since I mainly listen to the radio in the morning, I listened to Randy alot when he was on with Garry Meier last year. He always made me laugh with his dry sense of humor and his remarks and comments. He often said what I was thinking, but always kept his comments and banter polite and professional. I had the opportunity to talk to Randy a few times when I'd call in because Garry would have the whole morning team on with the callers. I remember some of the comments Randy made to me about some of the stuff I'd be calling in about and the conversations were always lighthearted and fun. I would always be laughing when I got off the phone. You could tell that Randy really loved his job and that he loved life in general. He often came across like he was sitting across from you and your friends in a bar or restaurant, having a few beers or a cup of coffee and just BS-ing with you. The nature of the TV/radio business is such that these people do come into your home and often come across like family or close friends. Randy definitely came across like he was hanging out with us. He was a fun and classy guy and I'll miss him alot.

I'll never forget the first time I saw Randy walking down Erie street by the CBS studios. I was on my way to work from the parking garage by Mcdonalds and I saw him from the back and thought to myself,"wow, who is that tall good looking drink of water?" And then when he turned around, I recognized him as the news man on channel 2. I smiled at him and he smiled back. I am truly saddened that he is gone from this world. My deepest sympathies to his wife, children and all his friends who had the priviledge to know him. May God rest his soul.

I hope that as time passes, Randy's family will find comfort in the pride of knowing he was successful in his profession and that so very many people enjoyed watching him.
To his children; it's too soon to appreciate the many kind words. The pain of losing a dad is paralyzing, but later, and for the rest of your lives, you will know that your dad was Randy Salerno, and so many people enjoyed his work and liked him.
My thoughts are with you all.

I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Randy Salerno's untimely death. I loved watching him on Ch 2 news - I found myself laughing out loud at the hysterical comments he would make. My sympathy to Randy's family, the entire Ch 2 family, and all those who loved him and worked with him. His is a great loss to us all.

He was a great newscaster and will be missed. I followed him on channel 9 and channel 2. God bless his wife, children, parents and extended family. Channel 2 has lost one of the best! God bless you too Roseanne.

I was shocked to read the news this morning about Randy. I am not surprised to read that he grew up here in the Chicago area because from seeing him on the news for years, he did seem like a "Chicago guy". My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.

I am very sorry to hear about this. This is a very sad day in Chicagoland. What a sweet, kind person Randy was, always doing his best to make people smile. My prayers go out to his family. May he be in a better place.

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