Ravi Baichwal - ABC 7 Chicago
Ravi Baichwal co-anchors the ABC 7 Weekend News at 5 and 10 PM. He also reports for ABC 7's newscasts. Baichwal joined ABC 7 Chicago in November 2006. In 2008 he won the Emmy award for best anchor in the Chicago/Midwest region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Prior to arriving in Chicago, Baichwal was an integral part of CTV News, Canada's number one news organization. He was the host of "CTV Newsnet Morning with Ravi Baichwal" and reported for CTV National News. He also anchored and hosted marquee network shows including Canada's number one newscast, "CTV National News."

During his tenure, Baichwal gained a national reputation for seamless coverage of live, breaking news. He covered the fast changing world of politics and served as host of two award-winning election night specials. Other historically significant stories he has covered include the terrorist attacks on the London Underground system, the discovery of fugitive former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein by U.S. soldiers and the death of Pope John Paul II.

Baichwal also guest-hosted on some of Canada's premier radio stations, and appeared regularly on the country's most irreverent sports talk show. As well, he sat in as a host on Canada's pre-eminent business news channel.

Prior to joining CTV's national news division in 2002, Baichwal was a principal anchor/reporter for CTV's local station in Vancouver.

Baichwal began his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, starting out as a researcher in Calgary in 1996. He moved up successively to associate producer, reporter and anchor positions with business programs on CBC Newsworld.

In Chicago, Baichwal volunteers with various charities dedicated to children, health and diversity issues.

Baichwal is married to award-winning broadcaster Sonja Nordahl. They have two children.

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Ravi's Stories
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The Chicago Fire Department is investigating a claim that firefighters removed a Black Lives Matter banner.
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Families devastated, baffled by children killed in Chicago weekend shootings; man charged with murder of girl, 7, denied bond
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Protestors demand that police be defunded in Evanston, as mayor hosts series of talks about policing
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