Sylvia Perez was an American news personality. She served as a co-anchor for the 11am newscast on Chicago's WLS-TV with Linda Yu. She was also the station's reporter for the daily health and medical investigative stories called "Healthbeat". Perez first joined ABC 7 in June 1989. She stayed with the network for 24 long years. Sylvia was released from WLS-TV on June 20, 2013. Before her association with ABC7, she worked in Houston and Amarillo, Texas. She has also worked in Oklahoma where she won several awards for her reporting. Her interest in medical reporting arose when she worked at KPRC-TV in Houston. During her time there, she also served as the weekend co-anchor and still does whenever she is in Chicago. Perez was born as the youngest of five children, and was an "army brat". The highlight of her career was her coverage of the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor where she followed an Illinois veteran back to Hawaii to visit the USS Arizona where his brother and many other American war heroes had died. She was born on November 17, 1961. She is a graduate of University of Oklahoma School of Journalism.

Perez is among those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal life under cover. She has not yet revealed any of her past relationships. Also it is hard to know if she has been dating anyone or has a husband. Whether she is married or had a divorce is also not known. When it comes to her private life she likes to stay tight lipped about it. Some rumors come flying down about her relationships but she makes no comment about it and leaves it to be speculated by the media and people. She seems to be focusing much on her professional life that she has little or no time left for her personal life. She is living a happy life with her family in the suburbs of Chicago.