Rob Elgas Profile
Rob Elgas is an American reporter as well as an anchor working for ABC7 in Chicago serving as a reporter/anchor. He joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team on July 7, 2015.
Rob Elgas Career
Elgas is a reporter/anchor who also anchors the 4 pm news. In May of 2016, he became the co-anchor of ABC 7’s top-rated 4 PM weekday news, alongside Judy Hsu. Prior to joining ABC 7 Elgas worked at NBC 5 in Chicago where he anchored the early afternoon news and reported for the late evening news.
He has traveled to Washington, D.C. for the State of the Union, and covered breaking news in Texas and California for ABC 7. Elgas’ most memorable assignment was covering the historic World Series win by the Chicago Cubs, joining Jim Rose and Mark Giangreco in Cleveland for breaking news coverage of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Before returning to Chicago in 2002, he worked for ABC 7 in El Paso, Texas. Hired in 1998, Elgas was a weekend anchor prior to co-anchoring the morning show from 2000 to 2002. He attended the University of Illinois, studying agricultural communications and journalism, prior to landing his first job in television. He began his broadcasting career behind the lens in Champaign-Urbana, working as a photographer for WICD-TV.
Elgas is an award-winning journalist who has won several Emmy Awards including an Emmy for breaking news coverage of a devastating tornado in the area. He reported from Naplate, Illinois after a tornado outbreak devastated the town. Additionally, he co-hosted an Emmy award-winning broadcast of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade with Cheryl Burton, Judy Hsu, and Janet Davies.
Throughout his career, Elgas had been honored with the Associated Press and Peter Lisagor Awards for his live breaking news coverage of the 2014 protests in Chicago. Elgas won Emmy Awards for co-hosting various specials, including a Winter Olympic special, “Hometown Hopeful,” featuring Chicago Olympians. He is an active member of NAHJ, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Quick Facts About Rob Elgas
|Full Name||Rob Elgas|
|Net Worth||$1 million – $5 Million|
Rob Elgas Age
Elgas was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake. His age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Rob is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Rob Elgas Height
Elgas stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Rob Elgas Family|mother
Elgas was born and raised in the USA by her mother by the name of Adrana Elgas. On June 5, 2021, he shared a post on his Twitter page wishing her mother a happy birthday. “Happy Birthday to my Mom. She’s a stage IV cancer survivor and my guiding light. I’ve always admired her kindness, compassion, and fight. She rocks. Love you, Adriana!”
Most of Elgas’ family now lives in south Texas, just a few hours north of the Mexican border. Information regarding his parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Rob Elgas Wife
Elgas is married to Lissa and the two are blessed with two children. Born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake, Elgas now resides in the southwest suburbs with his wife and two children.
Rob Elgas Salary|How much does Rob make?
Being one of the top reporters for ABC 7 Chicago, Elgas earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Rob Elgas Net Worth
Elgas has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a reporter.
Rob Elgas Nationality and Ethnicity
Elgas was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake. Many of his family members reside in south Texas, just a few hours north of the Mexican border. His ethnicity is therefore not clear whether he is of the White ethnic group or Latino.
Rob Elgas ABC7 Chicago
At ABC7 Chicago Elgas works alongside;
- Alan Krashesky
- Val Warner
- Paul Meincke
- Diane Pathieu
- Jessica D’Onofrio
- Jason Knowles
- Chuck Goudie
- Larry Mowry
- Mark Rivera
- Stacey Baca
- Dionne Miller
- Phil Schwarz
- Karen Jordan
- Ravi Baichwal
- Eric Thomas