Rob Elgas Biography
Rob Elgas is an American anchor and journalist who works for the renowned ABC network’s sister channel ABC7. Elgas, a veteran personality in journalism, previously served at WMAQ-TV which is NBC owned-and-operated television station in Chicago.
Rob Elgas Education
Elgas went to the University of Illinois, studying agricultural communications and journalism, before landing his first job in television. He is a member of NAHJ, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Rob Elgas ABC7
Rob joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Jennifer Graves, Vice President announced and News Director ABC 7. According to Graves, “Elgas is a 13 years experienced journalist who has established a strong connection with Chicago viewers covering this area. We welcome him to our newsroom with the knowledge he’ll hit the ground running and do a great job on the street as well as filling in on the anchor desk.”
The Crystal Lake native, Elgas brings more than two decades of news experience to ABC7. He joined ABC7 from NBC 5 in Chicago where he anchored the early afternoon news and reported for the late evening news.
The award-winning journalist, Rob most recently won an Associated Press and Peter Lisagor Award in 2014 for his live breaking news coverage of protests in Chicago. He has also won several Emmy Awards, co-hosting various specials, including a Winter Olympic special titled “Hometown Hopefuls” featuring Chicago Olympians in 2006.
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Before returning to Chicago in 2002, he worked for ABC7 in El Paso, Texas. Having been hired in 1998, Elgas was a weekend anchor before co-anchoring the morning show from 2000 to 2002. He began his broadcasting career behind the lens in Champaign-Urbana, working as a photographer for WICD-TV.
Rob Elgas Age
He likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known which month or date he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.
Rob Elgas Family
Most of his family now lives in south Texas, just a few hours north of the border with Mexico. Born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake, Elgas now lives in the southwest suburbs with his wife and 2 children.
Rob Elgas Wife | Rob Elgas Married
Rob is married to his lovely wife Lissa and the two are living a happy life with their children. However, no much information available regarding their love life since Rob likes to keep his personal life low key.
Rob Elgas Salary/Net Worth
Working as a news anchor and journalist for ABC7, there is doubt Elgas earns a good salary. However, the exact amount of salary he receives and his estimated net worth are not yet disclosed.