Babich brings a wealth of morning news experience to Chicago viewers. She is a skilled reporter who is just as comfortable covering breaking news out in the community as she is anchoring 2 1/2 hours of news behind the anchor desk.
Before coming to Eyewitness News, Babich anchored Syracuse, New York's top-rated morning newscast on WYSR-TV for nearly three years. Prior to that, she juggled morning news reporting with hosting the market's only weekday morning talk show, which highlighted community events, people and trends.
Career highlights include covering Pope Francis' first visit to the U.S. in New York and Philadelphia and the Chicago area residents who traveled to see the Pope, reporting in Washington D.C. from President Obama's inauguration in 2009 and breaking news that affected labor unions across New York State in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
After graduating from Cornell University, Babich originally interviewed to become an intelligence officer. A public speaking engagement captured the attention of a city official who then suggested a career in broadcasting. A few weeks later, she applied and was accepted to Northwestern University's prestigious journalism program.
Babich has a Master's Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Cornell University.
The daughter of a Chilean mother and Serbian father, Babich is fluent in French and speaks conversational Spanish and Serbian. She recently volunteered to take a courageous flight with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, an experience she says she'll never forget, but may not replicate. Babich admits to being an avid yoga practitioner, a terrible dancer and a lover of food and wine. She is a native of Toronto, Canada. Babich is a proud mother who loves living in Chicago with her two daughters.
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