Tanja Babich Profile
Tanja Babich is a Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning news anchor working for ABC 7 Chicago. She has been working for the station since January 2014.
Tanja Babich Education
She attended Cornell University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government. After graduating, she nearly became an intelligence officer. She then did a Master’s Degree program at Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism.
Tanja Babich Career
Babich anchors ABC 7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News in the Morning from 4:30 AM until 7 AM and again from 11 AM until noon. She joined ABC 7 as a general assignment reporter and contributing anchor and was promoted to morning news anchor in September 2016 and added the midday newscast to her schedule in June 2018.
Prior to coming to Eyewitness News, she anchored Syracuse, New York’s top-rated morning newscast on WSYR-TV for three years. Before that, Babich juggled morning news reporting with hosting the market’s only weekday morning talk show, Bridge Street, which highlighted people, trends, and community.
Her most exhilarating news experience involved an almost hour-and-a-half-long flight with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, at one point, clocking 9.4Gs! Her other career highlights include following Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S., helping thousands of tradesmen and women to track down the person responsible for half a billion dollars of labor union losses in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, and reporting from President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Above all, it has been the challenge and honor of Babich’s career, helping Chicago-area viewers to navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the modern civil rights movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Babich is a board member of HFS Chicago Scholars, which provides financial and mentoring support to deserving area high school students. Additionally, she is the founder of Lake Affect Chicago, a kids’ camping retreat in partnership with The Wood Family Foundation and Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, WI.
Quick Facts About Tanja Babich
|Age||41 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 million – $5 Million|
Tanja Babich Age
Babich was born on June 29, 1980, in Toronto, Canada (she is 41 years old as of 2021.) She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of June every year.
Tanja Babich Height
Babich stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Tanja Babich Family
Babich is the Canadian-born daughter of immigrant parents from Chile and Serbia and came to the United States as a first-generation college student. In April 2013, Babich proudly spoke about her heritage and living the “American Dream” when she became a United States citizen. She however has not disclosed the name of her parents or siblings.
Tanja Babich Husband |First Husband and Children
Babich is married to Paul Durbin. They tied the knot on 8 July 2018, she has been blessed with three daughters and of the three two are known as Adelaide Babich and Lola Babich who are from her previous relationship. Together with Paul, they have been blessed with a daughter who they named Josephine Emily, born on May 22, 2019. She resides in Chicago together with her family.
Tanja Babich Salary
Being one of the top anchors for ABC 7 Chicago, Babich earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Tanja Babich Net Worth
Babich has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor.
What is Tanja Babich nationality?
Babisch was born in Toronto, Canada. Her parents are immigrants from Chile and Serbia and came to the U.S. as first-generation college students. She proudly spoke about her heritage and living the “American Dream” when she became a United States citizen in April 2013.
Where is Tanja Babich today?
She resides in Chicago with her husband and three daughters.
Tanja Babich ABC7 Chicago
At ABC7 Chicago Babich works alongside;
- Chuck Goudie
- Larry Mowry
- Mark Rivera
- Stacey Baca
- Dionne Miller
- Phil Schwarz
- Karen Jordan
- Ravi Baichwal
- Roz Varon
- Tracy Butler
- Terrell Brown
- Cheryl Burton
- Eric Thomas
- Kristen Sze