Robin Baumgarten Biography and Wiki
Robin Baumgarten is an American three-time Emmy award-winning journalist. 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. She turns 58 years old in2021.
Robin Baumgarten Height
Her estimated height is 5 ft 5in.
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:
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.
Robin Baumgarten Salary
Robin’s salary is estimated at an average of $79,307 per year.
Robin Baumgarten Net Worth
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 Married
She is divorced. Robin was previously married to Matt Piacente, a Chicago-based news producer.
Who is Robin 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 salary
Robin earns an estimated annual salary of $79,307.
Where Does Robin 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 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.