Tanja Babich Bio, Wiki
Tanja Babich is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago serving the station as a general assignment reporter. She has been working with this station since January 2014.
Tanja Babich Age
Babich is 43 years old as of 2023, she was born on June 29, 1980, in Toronto, Canada She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of June every year.
Tanja Babich Height/Measurements
Babich stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Tanja Babich Education
Babich attended Cornell University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government. After graduating, she nearly became an intelligence officer. Tanja 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. Later on, she 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, Tanja juggled morning news reporting with hosting the market’s only weekday morning talk show, Bridge Street. Which highlighted people, trends, and community.
Tanja Babich U.S.A.F.
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. Additionally, she also helped thousands of tradesmen and women to track down the person. Moreover, Babich was 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 her career. Helping Chicago-area viewers to navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the modern civil rights movement and the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, she 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.
Tanja Babich Net Worth
In Babich’s career as a general assignment reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
How Much Does Tanja Babich Earn?
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Tanja Babich Parents and Siblings
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, Tanja 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 Spouse
Babich is married to Paul Durbin. The couple tied the knot on 7 July 2018, four years after she joined ABC 7. The couple resides in Chicago with their three daughters.
Tanja Babich Kids
Babich is a proud mother of three kids namely Adelaide Babich and Lola Babich who are from her previous relationship. The third child is known as Josephine Emily, born on May 22, 2019.
Tanja Babich ABC 7 Chicago
Babich works at ABC 7 Chicago where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Rob Elgas
- Stacey Baca
- Mark Giangreco
- Roz Varon
- Tracy Butler
- Jim Rose
- Terrell Brown
- Hosea Sanders
- Judy Hsu
Tanja Babich Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 8k followers, around 37k followers on her Facebook page, and about 17k followers on her Instagram account.