Tanja Babich Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, ABC 7 Chicago, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Tanja Babich is the Weekday morning anchor at WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois. She anchors ABC 7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News in the Morning from 4:30 AM-7 AM

Tanja Babich Biography

Tanja Babich is the Weekday morning anchor at WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois. She anchors ABC 7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News in the Morning from 4:30 AM until 7 AM and again from 11 AM until noon.

She received a Master’s Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Cornell University.

Tanja Babich Career

Babich has been working at ABC7 as a general assignment reporter and contributing anchor since joining the team in January 2014. In September 2016, she was promoted to morning news anchor and added the midday newscast to her schedule in June 2018.

She brings a wealth of morning news experience to Chicago viewers. Babich is a skilled anchor who is just as comfortable covering breaking news out in the community as she is anchoring 2 1/2 hours of news behind the anchor desk.

Prior to joining Eyewitness News, she anchored Syracuse, New York’s top-rated morning newscast on WYSR-TV for nearly three years. Before that, Tanja juggled morning news reporting with hosting the market’s only weekday morning talk show, which spotlighted community events, trends, and people.

Career highlights such as covering Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States in New York and Philadelphia, and the Chicago area residents who traveled to see the Pope; breaking news that affected work unions across New York State in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, and reporting in Washington D.C. from President Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

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Babich graduated from Cornell University and later interviewed to become an intelligence officer. A public speaking engagement captured the attention of a city official who later suggested a career in broadcasting. She applied and was accepted to Northwestern University’s prestigious journalism program a few weeks later.

Tanja Babich ABC 7 Chicago

Babich works at ABC 7 Chicago where she works alongside other famous ABC 7 Chicago anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Rob Elgas
  2. Alan Krashesky
  3. Stacey Baca
  4. Mark Giangreco
  5. Roz Varon
  6. Tracy Butler
  7. Jim Rose
  8. Terrell Brown
  9. Hosea Sanders
  10. Judy Hsu
  11. Cheryl Burton

Tanja Babich Age

She was born on June 29, 1980, in Toronto, Canada. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of June every year. Babich is 42 years old.

Tanja Babich Height

Babich stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall.

Tanja Babich Family

Babich was born to a Chilean mother and a Serbian father. She is fluent in French and speaks conversational Spanish and Serbian. Not long ago she volunteered to take an experience she says she’ll never forget, a courageous flight with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, but may not replicate. She has however not disclosed the names of her parents.

Tanja Babich Husband

Babich is married to Paul Durbin. The couple tied the knot on 7 July 2018, four years after she joined ABC 7. The couple resides in Chicago with their three daughters. She admits to being an avid yoga practitioner, a terrible dancer, and a lover of food and wine.

Tanja Babich Net Worth

Babich has an estimated net worth of between $ 1 million- $ 5 million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.

Tanja Babich Salary

Tanja earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Babich.

Who is Tanja Babich?

 She is a Weekday morning anchor at WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois

How old is Tanja Babich?

41 years old as of 2021

How tall is Tanja Babich?

5 feet 3 inches

Who is Tanja Babich married to?

Paul Durbin

How much money does Tanja Babich earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is Tanja Babich worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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