Robin Baumgarten

Three-time Emmy Award winner Robin Baumgarten co-anchors the WGN Morning News from 6-10am. Robin joined the show in 1996 as airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter.

When WGN Morning News expanded to 4 hours in 2004, she became the solo anchor of the 5 am show. In 2004, Robin became the main anchor of WGN Morning News, from 5:30 am to 9 am. When the show expanded in 2013, she extended her duties again to cover the 6-10 am hours. In addition to anchoring, Robin enjoys reporting on stories unique to Chicago and the South Side.

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’s Jonathon Brandmeier Show.

She also worked as a traffic reporter for CLTV News, and spent one year doing freelance work with ABC Sports.

Robin received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a proud Illini alumna. She is a lifelong Chicagoan, born and raised in South suburban Burbank, and has two daughters.

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