Rob Elgas Bio | Wiki
Rob Elgas is an American anchor and reporter for the ABC 7 Eyewitness News. He started working for the station on July 7, 2015, as the fill-in anchor and reporter. Before joining ABC 7 Eyewitness News, he was working for NBC 5 as an anchor for early afternoon news in Chicago.
Rob Elgas Age
He was born in March 1974 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in the United States. Rob is 48 years old.
Rob Elgas Height
He is a man of tall stature. Rob’s height is 6 ft in (Approx 1.83m).
Rob Elgas Family
He was born in Arlington Heights, IL, and grew up in Crystal Lake in the USA. Rob is the son of his mother, Adriana. Furthermore, his mother a stage IV cancer survivor celebrates her birthday every July 5. Rob was also brought up along with his sister.
Rob Elgas Wife
He is a happily married man to his wife Wendy Elgas. Rob and his wife are blessed with two children, a daughter, Eva and a son, John. The family resides in the southwest suburbs. However, he is a very private man and has not disclosed how he met with his wife and when they officially exchanged their wedding vows.
Rob Elgas Education
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
Rob Elgas ABC 7
He is currently working as an anchor and reporter for the ABC 7 Eyewitness News. Rob started working for the station on July 7, 2015, as the fill-in anchor and reporter. In 2016, he started to work as co-anchor of 4 PM Weekend News alongside Judy Hsu.
Furthermore, during his career as a journalist, Rob has covered the devasting tornado in Illinois, the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Sochi Olympics in 2014, traveled to the USA for the state of the Union, and provided live coverage for breaking news in Texas and California for ABC 7. In addition, he has been a co-host of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade alongside Judy Hsu, Janet Davies, and Cheryl Burton.
Moreover, his most memorable coverage includes the historic World Series win by the Chicago Cubs and covering Cleveland for the breaking coverage of the 2016 Game 7 World Series alongside Jim Rose and Mark Giangreco. Before joining ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Rob was working for NBC 5 as an anchor for early afternoon news in Chicago.
He started his career at WICD-TV as a photographer in Champaign-Urbana. Rob has also worked in El Paso, Texas for ABC 7 as a weekend anchor and also as a co-anchor for the morning show between 2000-2002.
Some of Rob’s colleagues at ABC 7 include:
Coleen Sullivan – General assignment reporter and anchor.
Curt Sandoval – Weekend sports anchor.
Brianna Ruffalo – weathercaster and reporter.
Leanne Suter – general assignment reporter.
Tony Cabrera – general task columnist
Rob Elgas Awards
He has been honored with several awards including an Emmy Award for covering a devasting tornado in Naplate, Illinois, and was also awarded for the live coverage of Chicago protests by the Associated Press and Peter Lisagor. Rob was also awarded an Emmy Award for co-hosting a variety of specials including The Winter Olympics special.
Rob Elgas Salary
He works as an anchor and reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News. Rob’s salary is $100,000 annually.
Rob Elgas Net Worth
He has been working as a journalist for more than two decades and therefore, there is no doubt that he has accumulated a decent fortune for himself. Rob’s net worth is $2.5 million.
How Old Is Rob Elgas
He is 48 years old. Rob was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in the United States in March 1974.
Is Rob elgas married
He is a happily married man to Wendy Elgas. Rob and his wife are proud parents of two children.
Is Rob elgas Hispanic
He works as an anchor and reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News and he is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.