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Tanja Babich profile
Tanja Babich is an American Emmy award-winning anchor who is currently working at ABC7 Chicago. At the station, she anchors the Eyewitness News in the Morning from 4:30 AM until 7 AM and again from 11 AM until noon.
Tanja Babich Age
Babich is 43 years as of 2023. She was born on 29th June 1980, in Toronto, Canada. She celebrates her birthday on 29th June every year.
Tanja Babich Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Tanja Babich Family
Babich is the Canadian-born daughter of immigrant parents from Chile and Serbia and came to the U.S. as a first-generation college student. She proudly spoke about her heritage and living the “American Dream” when she became a United States citizen in April 2013. She has neither disclosed the names of her parents nor those of her siblings as she likes to keep her personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Tanja Babich Husband
She is married to her husband Paul Durbin. The couple got engaged on May 2, 2018, and after a month’s time, they tied the knot on July 8, 2018. Babich is a mother of two babies named Adelaide Babich and Lola Babich from her previous relationship. Paul and his wife welcomed their daughter named Josephine Emily on May 22, 2019. The two are now proud parents of three children.
Tanja Babich Career
The Emmy Award-winning anchor brings a wealth of morning news experience and a rich cultural perspective to Chicago viewers. Babich is the Canadian-born daughter of immigrant parents from Chile and Serbia and came to the U.S. as a first-generation college student. She proudly spoke about her heritage and living the “American Dream” when she became a United States citizen in April 2013. Before coming to Eyewitness News, Babich anchored Syracuse, New York’s top-rated morning newscast on WSYR-TV for three years. Prior to that, she juggled morning news reporting with hosting the market’s only weekday morning talk show. Bridge Street, which highlighted community events, people, and trends.
Babich’s most exhilarating news experience involved an almost hour-and-a-half-long flight with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, at one point, clocking 9.4Gs! Her stomach isn’t well-suited for stunt-flying, but her sense of adventure is. Other career highlights include following Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. Additional to reporting on President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Moreover, helping thousands of tradesmen and women to track down the person responsible for half a billion dollars of labor union losses in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Above all, it has been the challenge and honor of her career, to help Chicago-area viewers. To navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and modern civil rights movement.
Tanja Babich ABC7 Chicago
After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government. Babich who is fluent in French and speaks conversational Spanish and Serbian – nearly became an intelligence officer. A fortuitously timed public speaking engagement captured the attention of a city official who suggested a career in broadcasting instead. Within weeks, Babich applied and was ultimately accepted, to the Master’s Degree program at Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism.
Babich is acutely aware of the privilege of her work and tries to pay it forward. She is a board member of HFS Chicago Scholars. Which provides financial and mentoring support to deserving area high school students. Furthermore, she is the founder of Lake Affect Chicago, kids camping retreat in partnership with The Wood Family Foundation and Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, WI. Furthermore, Babich has enjoyed lending her voice to narrate the stories of exceptional women. In history on two episodes of the Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls podcast. Babich is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three daughters.
Tanja Babich Salary
She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at ABC7 Chicago.
Tanja Babich Net Worth
Babich has an estimated annual Net Worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Anchor.
Tanja Babich Social Media Platforms
Babich is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 8.0k followers on Twitter, 15.7k followers on Instagram, and 34k followers on Facebook.