Robin Baumgarten Biography
Robin Baumgarten is an American journalist who currently co-anchors the WGN Morning News from 6-10 am. She joined the show back in 1996 as an airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter. Previously, she worked as a reporter in Chicago at Shadow Broadcast Services.
Robin was born and raised in South suburban Burbank, Illinois, the United States of America. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a proud Illini alumna where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Robin Baumgarten Age|Birthday
Robin was born on November 7, 1963, in South suburban Burbank, Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. She is 57 years old.
Robin Baumgarten Height
Robin stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)tall.
Robin Baumgarten Family
Robin was born and raised in South suburban Burbank, Illinois, the United States of America by her parents. She has a grandmother, Bernice. In 2015, she took her out on a tour of the South Side when she was 98 years old. Further information regarding her parents and her two siblings is publicly not available at the moment.
Robin Baumgarten Husband|Divorce
Robin was married to Matt Piacente. However, the two divorced. Matt is a news director of Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32. Together they are blessed with two daughters, Anna (Born in 2002), and Mary (Born in 2004). As well, Baumgarten has a dog named Oscar. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, when reporting from home, her dog could be seen wagging his tail next to her.
Robin Baumgarten WGN-TV
Robin currently co-anchors the WGN Morning News from 6-10 am. She joined the show back in 1996 as an airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter. She has won the Emmy award three times.
In 2004, when WGN Morning News expanded to 4 hours, Baumgarten became the solo anchor of the 5 am show. In the same year, she became the main anchor of WGN Morning News, from 5:30 am to 9 am. Furthermore, the show again expanded in 2013, Robin extended her duties to cover the 6-10 am hours. In addition to anchoring, Baumgarten enjoys reporting on stories unique to Chicago and the South Side.
Before joining WGN-TV, she worked at shadow Broadcast Services in Chicago. At that time, Baumgarten served as a news, traffic, and sports reporter for WLUP Radio’s Jonathon Brandmeier Show.
Besides, Baumgarten also worked as a traffic reporter for CLTV News. She spent one year as a freelancer with ABC Sports.
Robin Baumgarten’s Salary
Robin receives an average annual salary of $10,000 – $50,000 as an anchor at WGN-TV.
Robin Baumgarten Net Worth
Robin has an estimated net worth of between $500,000 – $1 million.