Thomas Zban, Heather Childers’ Boyfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Heather Childers has been a reporter at Fox News since 2010. She now anchors the first hour of Fox & Friends First at 4 a.m.

The 49-year-old is based in New York City but is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Childers has several reasons to get back to North Carolina on a regular basis.

Her parents and sister are in the area, along with her long-time boyfriend: radiologist and former college football player Thomas Zban. Based on Childers’ Instagram pictures, they have been together since at least 2012. Before joining Fox News, Childers worked as a reporter in Charlotte for nearly a decade.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. Thomas Zban Played Football at Virginia Tech & Majored in Pre-Medicine

Pregaming in Chapel Hill yesterday. Good times. Great friends. @VT_Football somehow got that WIN. @HeatherChilders @heaterb33 @thekgcoach @edub72 #Hokies

— @tzb3 (@tzb3) October 14, 2018

Thomas Zban attended Virginia Tech from 1988 through 1992. He majored in pre-medicine and according to his Linkedin page, graduated with honors.

Zban earned a full athletic scholarship to the school. He played football and baseball.

According to stats from Sports Reference, Zban played wide receiver. But a Daily Press article from 1990 shows that he was also considered for the quarterback position after the starter got hurt.

2. Zban Returned to His Home State of West Virginia for Medical School

Zban is a native of Huntington, West Virginia, according to his Facebook page. He returned to his home state for medical school. He graduated from the Marshall University School of Medicine in 1996.

He appears to have remained a big fan of the school and its sports programs. Girlfriend Heather Childers shared a photo from Joan C. Edwards Stadium in November 2017. They were both decked out in their Herd gear.

HERD @ HOKIES pregame. Fog factor.

— @tzb3 (@tzb3) December 1, 2018

On December 1, 2018, Zban may have struggled to decide who to root for, when Marshall’s football team traveled to Virginia Tech. The Hokies came out on top, defeating Marshall 41-20.

Hanging with my nephew in the ‘Burg @Aswingz2 #vtfanphoto Herd @ #Hokies

— @tzb3 (@tzb3) December 1, 2018

Zban attended the game with his nephew. A loyalty to Marshall appears to run in the family; his nephew was wearing a Marshall jacket. Zban had on a Virginia Tech hat.

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3. Zban Specializes in Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic Imaging as a Private-Practice Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

Mecklenburg Radiology AssociatesThomas Zban

After graduating from medical school, Thomas Zban returned to Virginia for his residency and fellowship. He honed his skills at the University of Virginia. He has been part of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates since 2001.

His specialization is in Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Imaging. Zban explains on his Linkedin profile that …read more



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