Who is Ryan Baker?
Ryan Baker is an American journalist of African descent who is working for WBBM as a weekday morning news anchor at CBS2 Chicago. He joined the CBS 2 Chicago news team in April 2008. Upon joining the station, he initially served as the lead sports anchor on the weekday evening newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. Additionally, he has served the station for more than a decade.
Ryan Baker Date of Birth / Age
Baker was born on August 5th, 1969 in Chicago Heights. Heis 53 years old as of 2022.
Ryan Baker Height
Baker stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Ryan Baker Parents and Siblings
Baker was raised in south suburban Phoenix. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Moreover, he seems to have a close relationship with his family as he regularly posts them on his Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Ryan Baker Spouse(Wife)
Baker exchanged vows with his wife, Jessa on August 1st, 2009. As of 2022, they celebrated their 13th anniversary. The couple has two daughters. They reside in Glenview. Jessa celebrates her birthday on July 18th. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Ryan Baker Kids / Children
Baker has two daughters with his wife; Grace Josephine and Rose Virginia. Grace was born on April 14th, 2014, and is 8 years old as of 2022. Rose was April 27th, 2016, and is 6 years old as of 2022. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Ryan Baker Education
After completing his high school education at Thornridge High School, Baker went on to attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1987. Later, in 1991 he became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Journalism. During his college years, he served as a student basketball manager for the 1989 Flyin’ Illini Final Four team. Further, he served on the Illini Leadership Council. In 2013, he served as Chicago Illini of the Year.
Ryan Baker Career
Baker works for WBBM as a weekday morning news anchor at CBS2 Chicago. He joined the CBS 2 Chicago news team in April 2008. Upon joining the station, he initially served as the lead sports anchor on the weekday evening newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. Additionally, he has served the station for more than a decade. His career spotlights count broadcasting World Series wins for both the Cubs and White Sox and three Stanley Cup championships for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Also, he reported from Athens throughout the 2004 Summer Olympics. Prior to Chicago, he served WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 as a sports anchor and reporter from 2003 to 2008. Moreover, he served as a host of Sports Sunday, Bears Game Day, and Game Night Live. Furthermore, he served in Orlando at WKMG as a sports director from 1995 to 2003. Twice, Orlando Magazine elected him “Best Sportscaster.”
In addition to that, he served Sports Radio 740 Team as a host. Else, he hosted “Inside Magic.” To boot, he served in San Diego at KFMB as a reporter and anchor. Nonetheless, his broadcasting career debuted when he served in Champaign, Illinois, at WCIA-TV and WICD-TV. Additionally, he served as a board member with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
Also, he is active with the Chicago chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Moreover, he volunteers his time and talent with a number of local charities. On top of that, he serves as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
WBBM/ CBS 2 Chicago
Baker works with CBS 2 Chicago where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Suzanne Le Mignot
- Dana Kozlov
- Chris Tye
- Albert Ramon
- Mary Kay Kleist
- Laura Bannon
- Robb Ellis
- Ed Curran
How Much Does Ryan Baker Earn?
Baker approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Ryan Baker Worth?
As an anchor, Baker has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.