Chicago sportscaster Sarah Kustok leaving for another market


(Update: according to the Facebook page of WBEZ reporter Cheryl Rae-Stout, she’s rumored to be heading to New York!)

You’ve seen her on Comcast Sports Net Chicago for three years. And for the last few months, you’ve seen her on NBC 5 Chicago on Friday and Sunday nights. Well, no more- as sportscaster Sarah Kustok is leaving the Chicago market.Word of her new job has not been released at this time, but we do know that her last day at CSN will be August 3rd.

Kustok’s people are mum on the new gig because it appears the ink is still drying. The Orland Park, IL and Carl Sandburg graduate has quite a following. She had a crazed Blackhawks fan tell her “I love you Sarah, you’re so pretty” live during a shoot the puck competition.

And she developed nearly 3,000 Twitter followers literally overnight.

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Fan Dies from Fall at Soldier Field, Chicago Sports Autumn of Tragedy Continues


It’s been a very tragic autumn for Chicago Sports and the people who cover them. The second city must now deal with the third highly-publicized death of an individual connected to the local sports scene.

Anita Kustok, mother CSN Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok, and former Northwestern QB Zak Kustok was murdered in late September. A couple days before Halloween, Notre Dame student videographer Declan Sullivan was killed when his hydraulic scissor-lift collapsed in historically high winds. The circumstances surrounding both of those deaths are still being investigated.

And then today, during the Chicago Bears-Philadelphia Eagles, a man in his 20s died from falling out of Soldier Field and landing on a roof-top.

By Paul M. Banks

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Update on the Death of Anita Kustok

Here’s the latest on the death of Orland Park resident Anita Kustok, mother of Comcast Sports Net reporter Sarah Kustok, and former Northwestern quarterback Zak Kustok.

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Mother of Zak and Sarah Kustok Tragically Shot to death

Orland Park police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death of an southwest suburban Orland Park woman who was shot in the head Wednesday in the village, police said.

Police did not release the name of the victim, but the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as 58-year-old Anita Kustok.

She is the mother of Comcast SportsNet reporter Sarah Kustok and Zak Kustok, both former star athletes at Sandburg High School. Sarah played basketball at DePaul University, and Zak played quarterback for Northwestern University.

An autopsy was scheduled for today to determine the cause of death, according to the office.