Frank KracherAnchor/Reporter

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FRANK KRACHER is a familiar face to WLOS viewers across Western North Carolina. Frank anchors News 13 on weekends at six, ten and eleven o'clock. You can also see him out in the field, reporting live on weeknights.

Frank first joined WLOS-TV in 1998 as an anchor, and soon added managing editor to his duties. After seven years with the News 13 team, he decided to expand his professional career to become news director at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York.

It was there in 2006 that Frank suffered a traumatic brain injury, spent time recovering, then took the opportunity to return to work at WLOS in 2010.

Frank started his broadcasting career in 1979, in the small town of Austin, Minnesota. He did it all in his first job--anchoring, reporting, shooting and editing his own stories.

From there he moved on to Cincinnati, San Francisco, Seattle, followed by our Wonderful Land of the Sky.

Frank is the recipient of many honors, including the George Foster Peabody award, for excellence in reporting of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University, and was born and raised in snowy Chicago. (He prefers our relatively milder mountain winters.)

Frank and his wife, artist Barbara Fisher, make their home in the historic Montford neighborhood of Asheville. Their daughter Melissa, a North Carolina State graduate, lives in Brooklyn, New York and works in the fashion industry.

Over the years, Frank has been involved in a variety of community activities, most recently focusing on promoting the Brain Injury Association of NC.

"The News 13 family and our family of viewers are always so supportive, and welcoming, and that is greatly appreciated. It's good to be home."