Ryan Baker Biography
Ryan Baker is an American news anchor who is currently the weekday Morning News anchor at CBS 2 Chicago. 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’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 has reported from Athens during the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Ryan Baker Age
Baker likes to keep his personal life private 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.
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 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.
Ryan Baker Career
Before coming to 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.
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.
While at the university, 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 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.
Ryan Baker CBS 2 Chicago
Baker is currently working at CBS 2 Chicago where he works alongside other famous CBS 2 Chicago anchors and reporters including;
- Robb Ellis
- Ed Curran
- Audrina Bigos
- Brad Edwards
- Irika Sargent
- Jim Williams
- Suzanne Le Mignot
- Mary Kay Kleist
- Brad Simmons