He began his broadcasting career as a photographer for WICD-TV in Champaign-Urbana.
“Along the way I did sales, advertising and marketing to get my foot in the door.
I love my job, each day is an adventure, meeting people and listening to their stories.
“I’m thrilled to let all of you know I will be staying in Chicago!
This is my home and I’m so grateful I will continue my career here,” he shared on his Facebook page.
In May 2013, Sambolin announced that she has breast cancer and will be getting a double mastectomy on May 28, 2013.
She stated that she "struggled for weeks" to find the best way to make this information public, and ended up doing so while discussing Angelina Jolie's New York Times Op Ed piece describing her own double mastectomy.
Before starting at ABC, he spent 13 years at rival NBC 5, where he anchored weekdays at pm and reported for the 10 pm newscast.
Rob previously worked for ABC7 in El Paso from 1998 to 2002, starting as a weekend anchor before co-anchoring the morning show.
Reporter Rob Elgas is moving up to the anchor desk at Chicago’s WLS-Channel 7.