Ravi Baichwal co-anchors the ABC 7 Weekend News at 5 and 10 p.m., Chicago's number one weekend newscasts, alongside Karen Jordan. He also reports for ABC 7's daily newscasts. Baichwal joined ABC 7 Chicago in November 2006.
Prior to arriving in Chicago, Baichwal was an integral part of CTV News, Canada's number one news organization. He hosted CTV Newsnet Morning on the service's all-news channel, and reported for CTV National News. He also served as a substitute network anchor and host.
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 the terrorist attacks on the London Underground system, the discovery of former Iraq president Saddam Hussein by U.S. soldiers and the death of Pope John Paul II.
Baichwal was also a frequent guest host on one of Canada's top radio stations, a regular guest on the country's most irreverent sports talk show, and often hosted Canada's pre-eminent business news channel, Report on Business Television.
Prior to joining CTV's national news division in 2002, Baichwal worked as an anchor and reporter for the network local station CTV Vancouver. He was a principal anchor of the station's evening newscast.
Baichwal began his journalism career with the CBC, starting as a researcher in Calgary. He then became an associate producer, reporter and anchor with business programs on CBC Newsworld.
Baichwal believes in community service and volunteers with various charities dedicated to childhood welfare, AIDS and health issues.
Baichwal is married to award-winning broadcaster Sonja Nordahl. They have two children.