Recently updated on May 16th, 2023 at 02:10 am
Rob Elgas Biography and Wikipedia
Rob Elgas is an American award-winning journalist anchor and reporter currently serving as the co-anchor of ABC 7’s top-rated 4 PM weekday news, alongside Judy Hsu in Chicago. Before joining the ABC7, he served as an afternoon news anchor and evening reporter at NBC 5, in Chicago, Illinois.
Rob Elgas Education
Elgas attended and graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism. Elgas is a member of NAHJ, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Rob Elgas Age Birthday
How old is Rob Elgas? Rob is 49 years years old as of 2023. He was born on March 12, 1974, in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on the 12th of March of every year. ALSO READ: Cheryl Scott
Rob Elgas Nationality and Ethnicity
Elgas holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He is of a White-Hispanic ethnicity/heritage. By religion, he is listed as a Christian.
Rob Elgas Height
How tall is Rob? Rob stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). Information regarding his other body measurements is currently under review.
Rob Elgas Family | Parents
Elgas was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois by his parents. Most of his family now lives in south Texas, just a few hours north of the Mexican border. However, information regarding his parents including his father, mother and siblings is currently under review. We will update his parents’ details once confirm availability.
Rob Elgas Wife | Married
Is Rob married? Rob is currently married to his wife Lissa. However, information regarding their wedding is currently under review. The couples are proud parents to two children. The family currently resides in Southwest Suburbs. RELATED: Ama Daetz
Rob Elgas Salary
Rob working as the co-anchor of ABC 7’s top-rated 4 PM weekday news in Chicago, Illinois earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $50,000 – $ $120,000.
Rob Elgas Net Worth
Rob Elgas is an American award-winning journalist anchor and reporter who has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Rob Elgas ABC7 Chicago
Rob currently serves as the co-anchor of ABC 7’s top-rated 4 PM weekday news, alongside Judy Hsu since May 2016. He joined ABC 7 News On 7 July 2015 as a fill-in anchor and reporter. Before joining ABC 7 News, he worked as the afternoon news anchor and late evening news reporter at NBC in Chicago.
On his arrival at ABC7, the vice ABC 7’s Vice President of News Jennifer Graves described him as an experienced journalist with an established strong connection with Chicago viewers after covering and suburbs for 13 years. RELATED: Scott Jennings
Rob as an award-winning journalist, has been able to win many Emmy awards including his Emmy for coverage of a severe tornado in the area. He also covered a tornado outbreak that devastated the small town of Naplate, Illinois. Rob was part of the Emmy award-winning team that broadcasted the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade with Cheryl Burton, Janet Davies and Judy Hsu. The broadcast was nationally syndicated and seen in most of the top markets across the country.
Elgas had been awarded the Associated Press and Peter Lisagor Awards for his live-breaking news coverage of demonstrations in Chicago in 2014. He won Emmy Awards for co-hosting different specials, including a Winter Olympic extraordinary, “Old Neighborhood Hopeful,” highlighting Chicago Olympians. He has covered two Olympics, the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Rob Elgas has headed out to Washington, D.C. for the State of the Union, and covered breaking news in California and Texas for ABC 7. However, his most noteworthy task was covering the notable World Series win by the Chicago Cubs, joining Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose in Cleveland for breaking news coverage of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Before his re-visitation to Chicago in 2002, Elgas worked for ABC 7 in El Paso, Texas. Employed in 1998, He was an end-of-the-week anchor before co-anchoring the morning show from 2000-2002. Elgas began his journalism behind the camera in Champaign-Urbana, filling in as a photographic artist for WICD-TV.