Column: Mark Suppelsa Talks Addiction, Family, Sobriety


By Jackie Pilossoph

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Mark Suppelsa still remembers what his wife, Candus, said to him seven or eight years ago.

“She would say, ‘You’re not you, you’re distant, you’re edgy, you’re not as funny as you used to be,'” Suppelsa said.

Distant? Edgy? Not funny? That sure doesn’t sound like the well-loved news anchor Chicago has been watching on three major networks for 25 years.

But Suppelsa, who is currently the co-anchor of WGN’s evening news, said Candus turned out to be right, and that a hideous condition was responsible for impacting his personality, his life and ultimately his relationships: alcohol addiction. Suppelsa checked himself…click here to continue reading