The veteran of Chicago's broadcasting scene, Lou Canellis is the host of Bears GameDay Live. Since his childhood, he was a sports enthusiast, and following his graduation from Loyola, he started anchoring sports in Chicago.
He served as a play by play announcer for ESPN TV and currently works at FOX 32 News as a sports anchor.
Welcomed Daughter Via Surrogate With Real-Estate Agent Wife!
FOX News sports anchor Lou Canellis and his wife Monica have a goal to help the childless couple who doesn't have kids. The couple knew that Monica couldn't bear her biological child on her own and as a woman, she became emotional to accept her fate. When they went towards the hospital in the hope to adopt a child, the fertility doctors encouraged them for surrogacy, not for adoption.
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The childless couple had a sense of relief after they knew about surrogacy and did gestational surrogacy. The surrogate mother became ready to carry the baby using a donor egg and Lou's sperm. With the help of a gestational surrogate, Lou and his wife Monica welcomed their baby girl named Georgia Kailani Canellis in May 2018. They prefer to call their little bundle of joy with a name of 'Gia.'
Lou Canellis and his wife Monica welcomed their baby daughter Georgia Kailani Canellis via surrogate in May 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
The sportscaster is a proud father and often gushes about his little daughter on social media. During the late January 2019 when Pizza Hut used the adorable little Gia in its national advertisement, Lou became gratified towards his first born child who is the 'official pizza of the Super Bowl.'
He and Monica are married since June 2005. During his decade anniversary on 11 June 2015, the Oak Lawn native shared their wedding throwback picture and labeled his wife as his 'partner in crime, best friend, and soulmate.' Lou gushed that the couple went through life struggles and his wife had shown him what it means to be a partner.
His wife Monica worked in the real estate business and served as an executive assistant in the music industry. She was referred to as a social planner, and the Chicago native returned to her hometown from Atlanta setting the groundwork for real estate. The real estate developer has involved herself in social and charitable organizations like 'Stimulus Social Club.' With Lou and her daughter Gia, the family-of-three are residing in the Museum Park area of the South Loop.
Lou's Bio, Salary, And Wiki!
Lou Canellis, age 36, works as a sportscaster for FOX News. As per SimplyHired, FOX News anchor earns the average salary of $63,455 per year. Given his stint at FOX 32 News as a sports anchor since 2010, Lou is likely collecting some lucrative amount of payrolls.
Born in 1982, Lou has his birthday on 19 February. The sports anchor grew up in Oak Lawn with his family. During high school, he played baseball and chose his college as Chicago to take communication classes, but his father had other ideas. As an oldest among three siblings, his father had problems with him going to the college.
Lou then went to the College of Arts and Sciences and attended Loyola’s radio and television communication program. As per wiki, for nine semesters, he reported sports at WLUW Radio during the newscasts. He stands at the casual height and holds American nationality.