Two-time Emmy winner Robin Baumgarten currently co-anchors the WGN Morning News. Robin joined the show in 1996 as airborne traffic reporter, and transportation reporter.
When WGN Morning News expanded to four hours, she became the solo anchor weekdays from 5-5:30am. In 2004, she became the main co-anchor of WGN Morning News weekdays from 5:30-9am.
In 1997, Robin won an Emmy for her part in the station’s coverage of the Bulls Championship Rally, and in 2002 she was awarded another for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera.
Prior to joining WGN-TV, Robin worked at Shadow Broadcast Services in Chicago. During that time, she worked as a traffic, news and sports reporter for WLUP Radio Chicago’s “Jonathan Brandmeier Show.”
She also worked as a traffic reporter for CLTV News, and spent one year doing freelance work with ABC Sports.
A lifelong Chicagoan, Robin received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.