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

Tanja Babich is an American Anchor/Reporter working for ABC 7 news/WLS-TV in Chicago. She joined the station in the month of January 2014.

Tanja Babich Biography

Tanja Babich is an American Anchor/Reporter working for ABC 7 news/WLS-TV in Chicago. She joined the station in the month of January 2014 working as a General Assignment Reporter. Babich now serves the station as a Weekday Morning Anchor. 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.

Tanja Babich Age

Babich is 41 years old as of 2021. She was born on June 29, 1980, in Toronto, Canada. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of June every year.

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 about $ 1 million- $ 5 million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.

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Tanja Babich Salary

Babich earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45, 000 to 4 110, 500.

Tanja Babich Education

Babich 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 works for 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 experiences 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.

Babich graduated from Cornell University and was 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 ABC7 Chicago

Babich is working at ABC7 Chicago where she works alongside other famous ABC7 Chicago anchors and reporters including;

  1. Rob Elgas
  2. Alan Krashesky
  3. Stacey Sager
  4. David Novarro
  5. Val Warner
  6. Paul Meincke
  7. Diane Pathieu
  8. Eric Horng
  9. John Garcia
  10. Michelle Gallardo
  11. Evelyn Holmes
  12. Jessica D’Onofrio
  13. Sarah Schulte
  14. Leah Hope
  15. Janet Davies
  16. John Idler
  17. Samantha Chatman
  18. Jason Knowles
  19. Chuck Goudie
  20. Larry Mowry
  21. Mark Rivera
  22. Stacey Baca
  23. Dionne Miller
  24. Phil Schwarz
  25. Karen Jordan
  26. Ravi Baichwal
  27. Roz Varon
  28. Tracy Butler
  29. Jim Rose
  30. Terrell Brown
  31. Hosea Sanders
  32. Cheryl Scott
  33. Judy Hsu
  34. Mark Giangreco
  35. Cheryl Burton
  36. Eric Thomas
  37. Kristen Sze
  38. Sandhya Patel
  39. Dan Noyes
  40. Chris Nguyen
  41. Mike Nicco
  42. Dion Lim
  43. Jobina Fortson
  44. Liz Kreutz
  45. Spencer Christian
  46. Dan Ashley
  47. Larry Beil
  48. Reggie Aqui
  49. Chris Alvarez
  50. Kumasi Aaron
  51. Drew Tuma

What happened to Tanja Babich/Where is Tanja Babich?

At the beginning of the year 2022, Babich did not appear on her show hence viewers began to question her whereabouts. Then, she posted on her Instagram Account that she was isolated as she had contracted the Corona Virus. She is however now ok and in good health and one may catch her newscasts on ABC 7 news from 4:30 AM until 7 AM and again from 11 AM until noon.

Tanja Babich Social Media Platforms

Babich is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 5k followers on Twitter, over 10.4k followers on Instagram, and over 23k followers on Facebook.

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