Ryan Baker (Anchor) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, CBS 2 Chicago, Net Worth, Salary

Ryan Baker Biography

Ryan Baker is an American Anchor/Reporter working for CBS 2 Chicago as a weekday Morning News Anchor. Baker joined the CBS 2 team in April of 2008 as the lead sports anchor on the weekday evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m.

Ryan Baker Age

Baker likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40’s.

Ryan Baker Height

Baker stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs about 302 lbs (137 kg).

Ryan Baker Family

Baker was born in Chicago Heights and grew up in south suburban Phoenix. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Baker has any siblings.

Ryan Baker Wife

Baker is married to Jessa and the couple is blessed with two daughters Grace and Rose. He resides in Glenview with his family. His wife attended Vanderbilt University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development.

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Ryan Baker Net Worth

Baker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a news anchor.

Ryan Baker Salary

Baker earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Ryan Baker Career

Baker works for WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago serving the station as a weekday Morning News Anchor. Before joining WBBM, Ryan worked at WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 from 2003-2008 as a sports anchor and reporter. Ryan worked as the host of Sports Sunday, as well as the host of Bears Game Day and Game Night Live.

Ryan’s career highlights include covering historic World Series wins for both the Cubs and White Sox, and three Stanley Cup championships for the Chicago Blackhawks. Additionally, he reported from Athens during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Prior to returning to his hometown of Chicago, he was the Sports Director at WKMG-TV in Orlando, Fla. (1995-2003). Ryan was twice voted “Best Sportscaster” by Orlando Magazine, and hosted “The Ryan Baker Show” on Sports Radio 740 the Team and “Inside Magic”. Before that, he worked at KFMB-TV in San Diego and started his broadcasting career in Champaign, IL at WCIA-TV and WICD-TV.

Ryan is a board member with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana, active with the Chicago chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. When coming to his education, Baker attended Thornridge High School where he graduated in 1987.

He then attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he received his B.S. in Journalism in 1991. During his stint in college, he was a student basketball manager for the 1989 Flyin’ Illini Final Four team. Ryan served on the Illini Leadership Council and was the 2013 Chicago Illini of the Year.

Ryan Baker CBS 2 Chicago

Baker is working at  CBS 2 Chicago where he works alongside other famous  CBS 2 Chicago anchors and reporters including;

  1. Robb Ellis
  2. Ed Curran
  3. Audrina Bigos
  4. Brad Edwards
  5. Irika Sargent
  6. Jim Williams
  7. Suzanne Le Mignot
  8. Mary Kay Kleist
  9. Brad Simmons

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