Len Walter is the Business/Financial Editor of WBBM NewsRadio 780 & 105.9FM..
Mr. Walter was the first journalist to receive an award for work accomplished after WBBM became an all news station. It was the prestigious “Edward R. Murrow Award,” for International Investigative Reporting. During his career, he’s been honored with dozens of other awards including “Best Radio Reporter” by the Illinois and Michigan Associated Press
Len received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He received his B.A. from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Len is a highly regarded public speaker and one of the busiest in Chicago. He served as host of numerous meetings each year for WBBM and featured speaker for corporations and business associations throughout the Midwest.
Mr. Walter is a former Registered Representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers and routinely lectures on the subject of stock market investing.
Mr. Walter is a past member of the Money$mart Advisory Council. This group of community financial and civic leaders, including Chicago’s Mayor and the President of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, is devoted to creation of a framework to address financial literacy in the Chicago area.
In addition to his broadcasting career, Len became a private pilot and has been granted numerous U.S. and foreign patents.
Len and his wife Barbara have two daughters, Toni and Joy and 9 Grandchildren.