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Ellen Leyva Profile
Ellen Leyva is an American co-anchor who is currently working at ABC7 News. At the station, she co-anchors Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., along with her dear friend David Ono.
Ellen Leyva Age
Leyva is 60 years old as of 2023. She was born on 10th January 1963, in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of January every year.
Ellen Leyva Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Ellen Leyva Family
Leyva was born in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America. Her parents are Emma Leyva Duarte and Thomas Kraemer Lundy in a bilingual household. She grew up mostly in Mexico with her mother’s family and has a sister called Cindy. She says being bilingual has helped her on the job in the large Hispanic communities of Los Angeles and Phoenix. Her father was a Math and Science teacher and a wrestling coach, he died in 2011, while her mum was a housewife and she died in 2016.
Ellen Leyva Husband
Leyva is happily married to her husband Mark Hair. He is pilot he is a former f-15 pilot. The two met when Leyva was interviewing him during her work in Arizona. The two are blessed with two wonderful children Emma and Audrey. The family resides in Los Angeles, and together with their adopted rescue dog, Charli has brought Ellen so much joy that she now champions “Wags and Walks” to help rescue other dogs and find them forever homes.
Ellen Leyva Career
Ellen grew up in Tucson, Arizona in a bilingual household. She spent much of her time in Mexico with her mother’s family and says being bilingual has helped her tremendously on the job in the large Hispanic communities of Phoenix and Los Angeles. Ellen graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and is proud to have been inducted into the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism’s Hall of Fame in 2006. She has received an Impact Award for Excellence in Television from the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
Since joining ABC7 in 1995, Ellen has served as a health reporter and has anchored several other newscasts, including morning and midday. Her years working in broadcast journalism have blessed her with many wonderful opportunities, such as flying with the Blue Angels, co-hosting the Oscars red carpet arrivals with Roger Ebert, and standing in the OR with Dr. Oz as he performed a double-bypass.
Ellen’s passions include supporting many nonprofit organizations. A couple of causes dear to her are serving as ABC7 team leader for AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Advocating for mental health services for underserved communities, giving her time to Pacific Clinics as often as needed.
Ellen’s number-one passion is her two lovely grown daughters, Emma and Audrey. Ellen is not an empty nester though — she lives with her adopted rescue dog, Charli. Charli has brought Ellen so much joy that she now champions “Wags and Walks” to help rescue other dogs and find them forever homes.
Ellen Leyva Salary
She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at ABC7 News.
Ellen Leyva Net Worth
Leyva has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as a Co-anchor.
Ellen Leyva Social Media Platforms
Leyva is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 10.2k followers on Twitter, 10.3k followers on Instagram, and 23k followers on Facebook.