Robin Baumgarten | Biography

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  • Full Name Robin Baumgarten
  • Birth Date Undisclosed
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Burbank, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Occupation Morning News Anchor at WGN
  • University University of Illinois
  • Education Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Relationship Status Divorced
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
  • Awards Two Emmy Awards
  • Children Two
Morning News Anchor at WGN

Robin Baumgarten | Biography

Transportation and Aviation Traffic Reporter

Robin Baumgarten is an Emmy Award-winning traffic reporter best known for appearing on WGN TV as their morning news anchor for 6-10 am news.  

Who is Robin Baumgarten?

Robin Baumgarten is a two-time Emmy-winning anchor and aviation and transportation traffic reporter. Moreover, she is best known for anchoring the morning news segment on the WGN channel.

She joined WGN in 1996. Initially, she worked at the network as their traffic reporter covering aviation and transportation traffic news. Later, in 2004, she became the solo anchor for WGN's morning show at 5 am. Further, she was promoted to the position of the main anchor for the channel's news program from 5:30 am to 9 am.

Before joining WGN, Baumgarten worked at the Chicago-based company Shadow Broadcast Service. Alongside, she also served as a sports, news, and traffic reporter for Jonathon Brandmeier Show on WLUP Radio. 

In addition, she has worked with ABC sports for around a year as a freelance reporter and also for CLTV news as their traffic reporter. 

Besides anchoring in WGN, she loves to report on unique stories from Chicago and the southern part of the state. The two-time Emmy winner, Baumgarten, was awarded the first in 1997 for her best performance in reporting the Bulls Championship Rally. Five years later, in 2002, she was again rewarded with a second Emmy for her astonishing performance in Individual Excellence in Camera.

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Age, Early Life, and Education

Baumgarten was born and raised in Burbank, Chicago. However, her birthday and age are not yet revealed on any authentic sites on the internet. 

Regarding her academics, she is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign. She received her Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. 

What Happened to Robin?

Baumgarten was married to her ex-husband, Matt Piacente. She has not disclosed the exact date of their marriage yet. From their union, they are blessed with two daughters. Unfortunately, after years of marriage and two children together, they decided to end their marriage with a divorce. Again, their divorce date is not published on any verified media sources. 

She is a Mother to her Two Daughters

Baumgarten is gifted with two beautiful daughters with her ex-husband, Matt Piacente. Her older daughter, Anna, was born on 5 July 2002, while their younger daughter, Mary, took birth on 22 July 2004. 

As of May 2022, Mary graduated from high school and enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, the USA, for her higher studies. Baumgarten shared a picture from Mary's graduation day on her Instagram handle and congratulated her, saying, "No more kids in high school🥲 Congrats, Mary!"

Robin Baumgarten Daughter Graduation
Robin Baumgarten's Daughter Mary on her High School Graduation (Photo: Instagram)

Baumgarten has also shared some glimpses from Anna's 19th birthday on her Instagram account dated 5 July 2021. The single mother, Baumgarten, with her daughters, is currently an inhabitant of Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

What is Her Net Worth and Salary in 2022?

To date, the net worth of Baumgarten is not disclosed on any of the social media and internet platforms. However, the Chicagoan reporter maintains her living as a news anchor on WGN News and as a transportation, sports, aviation reporter, and a freelancer as well.  

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