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Rob Elgas Profile
Rob Elgas is an American Emmy award-winning reporter and Fill-in- anchor who is currently working at ABC7 Chicago. At the station, he anchors the 4 PM weekday news. Additionally, he joined the news team on July 7, 2015. In May of 2016, the veteran news anchor and reporter became the co-anchor of ABC 7’s top-rated 4 PM weekday news, alongside Judy Hsu.
Rob Elgas Age
Elgas has not revealed the date, month, or year he was born. However, we will update this information as soon as it’s available.
Rob Elgas Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Rob Elgas Family
Elgas was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake by his parents. He has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Rob Elgas Wife
Elgas is married to Lissa and the two are living a happy life with their children. The family resides in the Southwest suburbs.
Rob Elgas Career
Elgas was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake, Elgas now lives in the southwest suburbs with his wife and two children. He attended the University of Illinois, studying agricultural communications and journalism, before landing his first job in television. Upon his arrival at Chicago’s most-watched television station, ABC 7’s Vice President of News Jennifer Graves said, “Rob Elgas is an experienced journalist who has established a strong connection with Chicago viewers during his 13 years covering Chicago and suburbs. We are thrilled to have him as part of our news team”A Chicago area native, Elgas brings more than two decades of news experience to ABC 7. Furthermore, Elgas joined ABC 7 from NBC 5 in Chicago where he anchored the early afternoon news and reported for the late evening news.
He is An award-winning journalist, Elgas has won several Emmy Awards including an Emmy for breaking news coverage of a devastating tornado in the area. moreover, Elgas reported from Naplate, Illinois after a tornado outbreak devastated the small town. Additionally, he co-hosted an Emmy award-winning broadcast of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade with Cheryl Burton, Janet Davies, and Judy Hsu. The broadcast was nationally syndicated and seen in most of the top markets across the country.
Rob Elgas ABC7 Chicago
During his career, Elgas had been honored with the Associated Press and Peter Lisagor Awards for his live breaking news coverage of protests in Chicago in 2014. Furthermore, he won Emmy Awards for co-hosting various specials, including “Hometown Hopeful,” a Winter Olympic special, and featuring Chicago Olympians. He has covered two Olympics, the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Elgas has traveled to Washington, D.C. for the State of the Union, and covered breaking news in California and Texas for ABC 7. But his most memorable assignment was covering the historic World Series win by the Chicago Cubs.
Joining Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose in Cleveland for breaking news coverage of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Prior to his return to Chicago in 2002, Elgas worked for ABC 7 in El Paso, Texas. Hired in 1998, He was a weekend anchor before co-anchoring the morning show from 2000 to 2002. Additionally, Elgas started his broadcasting career behind the lens in Champaign-Urbana, working as a photographer for WICD-TV. Elgas is a member of NAHJ, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Most of his family now lives in south Texas, just a few hours north of the Mexican border.
Rob Elgas Salary
He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at ABC7 Chicago.
Rob Elgas Net Worth
Elgas has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as a Reporter and Fill-in-anchor.
Rob Elgas Social Media Platforms
Elgas is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 18.1k followers on Twitter, 447 followers on Instagram, and 17k followers on Facebook.