Ravi Baichwal - ABC 7 Chicago
Ravi Baichwal co-anchors ABC7 Chicago's top-rated weekday afternoon and evening newscasts at 5 and 6 p.m. He is also a senior member of ABC7 Eyewitness News' team of reporters, covering the big stories throughout the Chicago area. Baichwal joined ABC7 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. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his reportage, most recently being nominated for regional Emmys on his coverage of the mass shooting in Highland Park.

Prior to arriving in Chicago, Baichwal was an integral part of CTV News, Canada's No. 1 news organization. He hosted "CTV Newsnet Morning with Ravi Baichwal" and reported for CTV National News. He also anchored and hosted marquee network shows, including Canada's No. 1 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 terrorist attacks on the London Underground system, the discovery of fugitive former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein by U.S. soldiers, the death of Pope John Paul II, and the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.

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 and Northwestern journalism professor Sonja Nordahl. They have two children.

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