Chicago Sports Anchor Transitions to News

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A familiar face on WBBM, the CBS station in Chicago, will be waking up viewers starting later this month.

The station’s long time sports anchor Ryan Baker is switching to news and will join co-anchor Erin Kennedy from 4:30-7 weekday mornings.

“I’m grateful to the station management for having the belief in me as a news anchor. I can’t wait to get started.”


Baker auditioned for the role in August, according to Robert Feder.

He joined the CBS station in 2008 after five years at the NBC station in town.

Reporter Audrina Bigos will join the morning team as the breaking news anchor. The new team starts Sept. 30.