Who is Ellen Leyva?
Ellen Leyva co-anchors ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., alongside her friend, David Ono. She has worked as a health reporter and the anchor of a variety of other news programs, notably morning and lunchtime since she started working for ABC7 in 1995.
Ellen Leyva Was Raised in Arizona
Ellen was born to Emma Leyva Duarte and Thomas Kraemer Lundy. Her mother who passed away in 2016 was a Mexican immigrant. Her father on the other hand served in the army for two years before working as a high school math and science teacher.
Sadly, Ellen’s father passed away in 2011. Her family spoke two languages while she grew up in Tucson, Arizona.
Her mother’s family is from Mexico, where she spent a lot of time growing up. She claims that being bilingual has been extremely helpful for her career in the big Hispanic populations of Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Ellen Leyva Studied Journalism
Leyva received a degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State University, and in 2006, she was honored with induction into the Hall of Fame of the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism.
Ellen Leyva Married Her Husband in 1990
Ellen met her husband, Mark Hair after interviewing him during her work in Arizona. Fast forward, the couple tied the knot in 1990 and they celebrated their 30-year wedding anniversary in 2020.
Even though she complimented her husband’s distinguished military career, she admitted that she is partly relieved that he is no longer in the service as of 2018, as she believes that the world is getting closer to a war at this point.
Ellen Leyva and Mark Have Two Adult Children
Leyva and her husband are blessed with two daughters namely Emma and Audrey. Emma was born in 1996 while Audrey was born in 1999. Not much is known about the two daughters.
Ellen Leyva Salary
Leyva earns around $78,500. She co-anchors ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., along with her dear friend David Ono
Ellen Leyva’s Net Worth
Leyva has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She generates her income from her career as a journalist.
Ellen Leyva ABC7 Eyewitness
Ellen Leyva co-anchors ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., along with her dear friend David Ono. Since joining ABC7 in 1995, she has served as a health reporter and has anchored several other newscasts, including morning and midday.
She has been given many fantastic opportunities over her years in broadcast journalism, including flying with the Blue Angels, co-hosting the Oscars red carpet arrivals with Roger Ebert, and watching Dr. Oz execute a double bypass while we were both present in the operating room.
Ellen has an array of passions, including helping charities. She devotes most of her time to Pacific Clinics and supports a number of causes, including leading the ABC7 team at the AIDS Walk Los Angeles and promoting mental health care for marginalized communities.
Ellen Loves Her Rescue Dog, Charli
Ellen lives with Charli, the rescue dog she adopted. She is now an advocate for “Wags and Walks” to support the rescue and adoption of other dogs because Charli has offered her such joy.
How Old is Ellen From ABC7?
Ellen is 60 years old as of 2023. She was born on January 10, 1963, in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
What Does Ellen Leyva’s Husband Do For a Living?
Ellen’s husband is a commercial pilot. According to several reports, Ellen is a former F-15 pilot.