Jonathan Elias ABC7, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Salary And Net worth

Jonathan Elias
Jonathan Elias

Jonathan Elias Bio

Jonathan Elias is an American award-winning journalist well-known nationally and locally for covering and reporting stories. Currently, he anchors our 5, 6, and 11 p.m. on ABC7 News. Additionally, Jonathan heads up the 7Salutes beat, where he is always looking for stories about our men and women who are serving or have served in the military.

Before joining ABC7/WJLA-TV Elias worked at WBZ in Boston where he was a primary anchor and a lead reporter. During the Boston Marathon bombings, he was the only reporter to be standing on the finish line. For his coverage, Jonathan earned himself the highest journalism awards in the business, a DuPont, a Peabody, and a National Emmy Award.

In Boston, Elias earned Emmy Awards for being the best anchor, writer, and for four years in a row the best general assignment reporter. He covered blizzards, hurricanes and parades for the Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots.


Before Boston, Elias was the main anchor at KNXV in Phoenix. He travelled the country covering big stories including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and the Washington D.C. sniper case. His investigative work exposed a gaping hole in the T.S.A. screening process and earned him a national Peabody Award. Elias also started the Welcome Home Project — a group that worked to recognize and thank returning Purple Heart Veterans.

During his career Elias worked as a primary anchor at KCBS in Los Angeles, WCCO in Minneapolis and as a reporter in Birmingham and Joplin. Moreover, he has reported from important stories including the L.A. Riots, Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of TWA 800, and the Oakland Hills fire. He’s covered hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and politics.

His work has been recognized with three George Foster Peabody Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont Award, a National Emmy, and 30 Regional Emmys. In addition, to his work as a journalist Jonathan has served as an Honorary Commander at Hanscom Air Force Base for three years. Moreover he has served as an instructor at the U.S. Army War College for more than a decade.

Jonathan Elias Age

Jonathan is around 51 years as of 2024. He was born in United States of America. However, his details on when he was born and celebrates his birthday is still under review.

Jonathan Elias Height

Elias stands tall at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.72 m) and a moderate weight.

Jonathan Elias Family

Jonathan was born and brought up in United States of America. Our efforts to find more about his family came to no avail since no such information is known publicly including details about his siblings. However, this information will be updated soon.

Jonathan Elias Wife

Elias is married to his lovely wife, who is his high school sweetheart. Together they are blessed with two children and a cattle dog named Beau. Moreover, when Elias is not at work he enjoys golfing, traveling, reading, working out and searching for the perfect BBQ.

Jonathan Elias Salary

Elias earns an annual salary of $85,690 from his career as an anchor of 5, 6, and 11 p.m. on ABC7 News.

Jonathan Elias Net worth

Jonathan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million as of 2023. His main source of income is his successful career as a journalist.