Ryan Baker (Journalist) Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Career, CBS 2 and Net Worth

Ryan Baker Biography and Wikipedia

Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Ryan Baker is an American journalist and currently (2020) the Weekday Morning News Anchor at CBS 2, in Chicago. In addition, he joined CBS2 in April of 2008 as the lead sports anchor on the weekday evening newscasts at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.

Ryan Baker Age and Birthday

Baker has not disclosed his exact date of birth to the public. He was, however, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and grew up in south suburban Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States.  We shall update information on his age once it’s available.

Ryan Baker Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Baker stands at 6 feet and 5 inches tall (1.96 meters) tall. Besides, he weighs approximately 302 lbs (137 kilograms).

Ryan Baker Education

Baker is a Thornridge High School graduate (1987). After High School, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1991.

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Ryan Baker Nationality

Baker holds an American nationality

Ryan Baker Family, Parents and Siblings

Baker has kept details about his parents and siblings from the public hence we can not establish whether he has siblings or not. We also can not gather details about his parents.

Ryan Baker Wife

Baker is married to Jessa Baker since 2010. Jessica attended Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and also Vanderbilt University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development.

Ryan Baker Children

Baker, together with his wife Jessica is blessed with two daughters Grace Baker, who is now 5 years old, and Rose Baker who is the youngest.

Baker Career

He began his journalism career at  WCIA-TV and WICD-TV in Champaign, IL and, later joined KFMB-TV in San Diego.  He also worked as a Sports Director for WKMG-TV in Orlando from 1995 to 2003. As the Sports Director at WKMG-TV, Ryan was voted twice as the Best Sportscaster by Orlando Magazine. He hosted the Baker Show on Sports Radio 740 the Team as well as the Inside Magic.

From 2003 to 2008, Ryan worked for WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 as a sports anchor and reporter. He joined CBS in 2008 and as of November 2020 is working as the Weekday Morning News anchor at CBS 2.

Some of his career highlights include;

  • Covering the World Series wins for Cubs and White Sox
  • Covering 3 Stanley Cup Championships and,
  • 2004 Summer Olympics from Athens

He is a Board member with Ronald McDonald House Charities- Chicago and Northwest Indiana as well as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Ryan Baker CBS 2

Baker joined  CBS 2 in April of 2008 as the lead sports anchor on the weekday evening newscasts at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.  He is, however, currently (November 2020) working as a Weekday Morning News anchor for the station.


In 2005, Baker bought a  2,800 – square -foot townhome for $675,000 from former Channel 5 reporter Jennifer Mitchell and her husband. He briefly had the townhome on the market in the fall of 2013 for $775,000 before taking it off the market and later selling it for $842,500.

Ryan Baker Net worth

Baker has earned his income mostly through his journalism career. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of $1million -$5million.






His official Twitter handle is @RyanBakerMedia