Rob Elgas
Rob Elgas joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as a reporter and fill-in anchor on July 7, 2015.

In May of 2016, the veteran news anchor and reporter became the co-anchor of ABC 7's top-rated 4 PM weekday news, alongside Judy Hsu.

Upon his arrival at Chicago's most watched television station, ABC 7's Vice President of News Jennifer Graves said, "Rob Elgas is an experienced journalist who has established a strong connection with Chicago viewers during his 13 years covering Chicago and suburbs. We are thrilled to have him as part of our news team"

A Chicago area native, Elgas brings more than two decades of news experience to ABC 7.

Elgas joined ABC 7 from NBC 5 in Chicago where he anchored the early afternoon news and reported for the late evening news.

An award winning journalist, Elgas has won several Emmy Awards including an Emmy for breaking news coverage of a devastating tornado in the area. Elgas reported from Naplate, Illinois after a tornado outbreak devastated the small town. He also co-hosted an Emmy award-winning broadcast of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade with Cheryl Burton, Janet Davies and Judy Hsu. The broadcast was nationally syndicated and seen in most of the top markets across the country.

During his career, Elgas had been honored with Associated Press and Peter Lisagor Awards for his live breaking news coverage of protests in Chicago in 2014. He won Emmy Awards for co-hosting various specials, including a Winter Olympic special, "Hometown Hopeful," featuring Chicago Olympians. He has covered two Olympics, the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Elgas has traveled to Washington, D.C. for the State of the Union, and covered breaking news in California and Texas for ABC 7. But his most memorable assignment was covering the historic World Series win by the Chicago Cubs, joining Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose in Cleveland for breaking news coverage of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Prior to his return to Chicago in 2002, Elgas worked for ABC 7 in El Paso, Texas. Hired in 1998, He was a weekend anchor before co-anchoring the morning show
from 2000-2002.

Elgas started his broadcasting career behind the lens in Champaign-Urbana, working as a photographer for WICD-TV.

Elgas attended the University of Illinois, studying agricultural communications and journalism, before landing his first job in television.

Elgas is a member of NAHJ, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Most of his family now lives in south Texas, just a few hours north of the Mexican border.

Born in Arlington Heights and raised in Crystal Lake, Elgas now lives in the southwest suburbs with his wife and two children.

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Rob's Stories
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Cicero shooting: Uber driver shot, killed in attempted robbery ID'd as NW Indiana father of 3
The Uber driver who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in Cicero was identified by police as a 38-year-old father of three from northwest Indiana.
Mike Madigan's former chief of staff Tim Mapes indicted for allegedly lying to grand jury
Michael Madigan's former chief of staff has been indicted for allegedly lying under oath to a federal grand jury.
Chicago activists mark anniversary of George Floyd's death with vigil, call for police reform
A vigil was held at St. Benedict's on the North Side to mark the death of George Floyd.
Man with long gun arrested in Loop charged with 5 felonies
The man seen carrying a gun in downtown Chicago with a bag full of ammunition after he allegedly attacked two women in the Loop Thursday morning has been charged.
Caught on video: Car tears up Jackson Park golf course
A car tore up a South Side golf course, running into and damaging objects but swerving to avoid hitting people.
Man with long gun arrested after attacking 2 women in Loop, Chicago police say
Police arrested a man carrying a long gun in downtown Chicago with a bag full of ammunition after he allegedly attacked two women in the Loop.
Girl, 13, says she was bullied then beaten at school in Gardner, Illinois
After taking her daughter to the hospital, the girl's mother couldn't believe what the school told her when she asked them to call police and they refused.
Soldier Field hosts prom for Noble Charter Schools seniors
Eighteen schools in the Noble Charter system got a very special prom experience at Soldier Field Friday night.