Tanja Babich is a Canadian-born American journalist who works as an anchor for ABC 7 for two shows – from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and again from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. She is responsible for hosting ABC 7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News.
Babich joined the station as a general duty reporter and started as a presenter in January 2014. She was later promoted to news anchor in September 2010, followed by the midday newscast in her program (added June 2018).
Tanja Babich was born on June 29, 1980, in Toronto, Canada to her beautiful Chilean and Serbian mother and father. Her parents came to the United States as first-generation college students and later married to create a happy family. She always had a dream of living in America with legal regulations.
She received legal citizenship in the United States in April 2013, showing her love for her heritage and for life in the country. Babich is an Emmy Award winner who sheds light on Chicago News, bringing viewers knowledge and awareness of the country.
A story behind the Quest for Journalism
Tanja graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. Babich speaks various languages – French, Spanish, and Serbian. She almost became an intelligent civil servant, and when she was given the time to speak publicly, she caught the attention of an official.
The official suggested to her a career in broadcasting. Babich listened to this official and applied to Northwestern University’s master’s program at the Medill School of Journalism. And she was fortunate to be admitted and later earn a respected title in the industry.
Tanja Babich career
Before joining Eyewitness News, he was a presenter for WSYR-TV. She was hired by the Syracuse, New York branch and the top-rated news show. She also worked as a morning news anchor, covering weekday talk shows such as Bridge Street, highlighting the events, trends, and culture of the people in the community.
The best news experience for Babich was her flight with the USAF Thunderbirds, which lasted almost an hour and a half. Babich says her stomach is not well suited for such a long flight, but she managed to use her senses to cope.
Babich accompanied Pope Francis on his first visit to the US and it was a great experience in her career as a presenter or reporter. She also reported live on the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009.
Her reporting helped thousands of tradespeople track down the person and his or her identity responsible for nearly half a billion dollars in union losses collected under the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. It was one of the most challenging and honorable parts of her career. She helped viewers in the Chicago area grapple with the challenges of COVID-19 and modern civil rights.
Membership in various organizations
Tanja is a member of various renowned and honorable organizations. She is an active board member of HFS Chicago Scholars – the organization that provides financial and mentoring support to high school students. Tanja is the active founder of Lake Affect Chicago, which was established in association with the Wood Family Foundation and Camp Wandawaya in Elkhorn, WI.
Babich also lends her voice to tell the stories of women who have made important contributions to communities for her podcast show, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. Despite this, Babich is also an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Tanja Babich Social Media
She is available on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She is open on Twitter using the handle [@TanjaBabichABC7] with 8133 followers. Tanja joined Twitter in February 2010 and since then has been enjoying her partnership and work at various media outlets, posting great news on Twitter. She has more than 36K followers on her Facebook page.
On Instagram, Babich appears under the pseudonym @tanjababich, with a verified blue tick and an official account. She has over 17.4k followers on Instagram with more than a thousand posts.
Tanja Babich biography
|June 29, 1980
|Age (as of 2023)
|Place of birth
|in feet inches – 5 feet 6 inches – in centimeters – 172 cm
|in kilograms – 58kg – in pounds – 127 pounds
Tanja Babich Family
|Who is Tanja Babich’s husband?
Tanja Babich is a happily married woman and her husband’s name is Paul Durbin. The couple split in 2018, almost four years after Babich joined ABC7.
Tanja Babich gave birth to her third child on May 22, 2019, and the first child with her youngest husband. She gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Josephine Emily and two other big sisters, Adelaide and Lorelei.
Tanja Babich Net Worth
Tanja Babich has been working consistently since her master’s degree. Thanks to her hard work and enthusiasm, she undoubtedly earns well. Since 2014 she has contributed a significant part of her life to ABC7. We estimate that her net worth as of April 2023 is around $4 million.