Jonathan Elias Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, WJLA-TV/ ABC7, Net Worth, and Salary

Jonathan Elias Biography

Jonathan Elias is an American award-winning anchor and reporter working for WJLA – ABC7 in Washington D.C. He joined the station in the year 2015. 

Jonathan Elias Age

Elias likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 50’s.

Jonathan Elias Height

Elias has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Jonathan Elias Family

Jonathan has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Elias has any siblings.

Jonathan Elias Wife

Elias is happily married to his high school sweetheart. However, he has kept her details off the limelight. The two are blessed with two girls.

Jonathan Elias Net Worth

Elias has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.

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Jonathan Elias Salary

Elias earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Jonathan Elias Career

Elias serves at WJLA as a news anchor/reporter. Before joining the station, he worked for WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts as a lead reporter and primary anchor. He was the only reporter left standing on the finish line on the day of the Boston Marathon bombings.

He has over time earned the highest journalism awards in the business, a DuPont, a Peabody, and a National Emmy Award. During his time in Boston, Elias earned Emmy Awards for being the best anchor, and writer, and for four years in a row the best general assignment reporter. He has had the chance to cover blizzards, hurricanes, and parades for the Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots.

Prior to moving to Boston, Elias worked as the main anchor at KNXV in Phoenix. With his position as the main anchor, he was chanced to travel the country covering big stories including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and the Washington D.C. sniper case. Through his investigative work, he was able to expose a gaping hole in the T.S.A. screening process earning him a national Peabody Award. He also started the Welcome Home Project, a group that worked to recognize and thank returning Purple Heart Veterans.

Elias has also worked as a primary anchor at KCBS in Los Angeles, WCCO in Minneapolis, and as a reporter in Birmingham and Joplin. He has also reported important stories which include the L.A. Riots, the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of TWA 800, and the Oakland Hills fire. His work also involves the covering of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and politics.

Due to the brilliance of his work, he has been recognized with three George Foster Peabody Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont Award, a National Emmy, and 25 Regional Emmys. Other than being a journalist Jonathan has also served as an Honorary Commander at Hanscom Air Force Base for three years, and for nearly a decade has served as an instructor at the U.S. Army War College.

Jonathan Elias WJLA-TVABC7

Elias is working at WJLA-TV/ABC7 where he works alongside other famous WJLA-TV/ABC7 anchors and reporters including;

  1. Ahtra Elnashar
  2. Kellye Lynn
  3. Kidd O’Shea
  4. Carl Willis
  5. Alex Liggit
  6. Stacey Rusch
  7. Lindsey Mastis
  8. Horace Holmes
  9. Dave Lucas
  10. Robert Burton
  11. Bill Kelly
  12. Alison Starling
  13. Michelle Marsh

Jonathan Elias Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 4.9k followers on Twitter, over 600 followers on Instagram, and over 800 followers on Facebook.

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