Robin Baumgarten Biography and Wiki
Robin Baumgarten is a three-time Emmy award-winning American journalist who was born and raised in South suburban Burbank, Chicago, IL, in the United States. Currently, she works at WGN Tv co-anchoring the WGN Morning News from 6 am – 10 am. Robin joined the station in 1996 in the capacity of airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter.
She is a proud Illini alumna. Robin attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She describes herself as a lifelong Chicagoan.
Robin Baumgarten Age | Birthday
Robin was born on November 7, 1963, in South suburban Burbank, Chicago, IL, USA. Her birth sign is Scorpio. Robin celebrates her birthday every Nov 7. She is 56 years old.
Robin Baumgarten Height
Sifting through her photos, Robin appears to be a woman of average stature. Her estimated height is 5 ft 5in.
Robin Baumgarten Measurements
Several sources indicate her body measurements to be 33-26-32. Robin has brown hair with grey eyes color. Other measurements including feet and legs will be updated once they are available.
Robin Baumgarten Grandmother
Robin is not only blessed in her profession as a journalist but also we could say that blessings run in the family. She has a centenarian grandmother named Bernice. In 2015, Robin took her out on a tour of the South Side when she was 98. Imagine being 56 and still have your grandma.
Robin Baumgarten Father
Not much is known about Robin’s parents and siblings. However, on August 29, 2018, she posted a throwback photo of her and her dad on her Facebook page with the caption:
Happy birthday to my dad – “The Tile King of the South Side.” As you can tell from this super hot freshman father/daughter dance photo, we totally look like royalty.
Robin Baumgarten Husband, Divorce
Robin was married to Matt Piacente, a Chicago-based news producer. The date of their wedding and divorce is somewhat unclear. The couple later divorced after an unspecified duration in marriage. The reason for their separation is also undisclosed.
Robin Baumgarten Daughters
She is a single mother of two teenage daughters. The eldest daughter named Anna was born in 2002 and the younger one named Mary was born in 2004. The father of the girls is Robin’s ex-husband Matt Piacente.
Robin Baumgarten Dog
Robin is also an avid dog lover. She has a family dog named Oscar. When reporting from home, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, her family dog was always spotted wagging his tail next to her.
Robin Baumgarten WGN
Robin has been with WGN TV for almost 25 years. She joined the station in 1996 in the capacity of airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter. Before coming to the station Robin was a traffic news, and sports reporter for WLUP Radio’s Jonathon Brandmeier Show at Shadow Broadcast Services in Chicago.
She is currently a co-anchor for the four-hour WGN Morning News program running from 6-10 am. In 2004, when WGN Morning News expanded to 4 hours, Robin 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. She then extended her duties again to cover the 6-10 am hours when the show expanded in 2013.
Apart from anchoring, Robin enjoys reporting on stories that are generally unique to Chicago and the South Side. She is a three-time recipient of the coveted Emmy award.
Some of Robin’s colleagues at WGN include:
Larry Potash – Anchor (Chicago)
Paul Konrad – Weather Anchor (Chicago)
Meghan Dwyer – Investigative reporter
Courtney Gousman – Reporter
Sarah Jindra – Traffic Reporter (Chicago)
Robin Baumgarten Salary
Robin is a veteran news anchor and reporter who has been with WGN TV for more than two decades now. Therefore, it is common for fans to ask; how much does Robin Baumgarten make? Well, owing to her depth of experience, she no doubt receives an impressive salary. Robin’s salary is estimated at an average of $79,307 per year.
Robin Baumgarten Net Worth
She earns good income from her career and therefore, has been able to accumulate a decent fortune. Robin’s net worth is estimated to be at least $800,000.
How old is Robin Baumgarten | Robin’s date of birth
Robin was born in south suburban Burbank, Chicago, IL, USA, on November 7, 1963. Her birth sign is Scorpio. Robin is 56 years old.
Is Robin Baumgarten Married
She is divorced. Robin was previously married to Matt Piacente, a Chicago-based news producer.
Who is Robin Baumgarten husband
Robin is currently divorced and probably single. Previously, she was married to Matt Piacente with whom she had her two children.
What is Robin Baumgarten salary
Robin earns an estimated annual salary of $79,307.
Where Does Robin Baumgarten Live
In 2007, Robin purchased a home in southwest suburban Orland Park. We cannot ascertain if she indeed still lives there.
How long has Robin Baumgarten been on WGN
Robin joined WGN as an airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter in 1996. She is currently co-anchors the WGN Morning News from 6 am – 10 am. Therefore, she has been with the station for 24 years.