Ryan Baker serves as CBS 2 Chicago′s lead sports anchor on the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts.
Baker joined CBS 2 Chicago from WMAQ-TV in Chicago, where he had worked as an anchor and reporter since 2003. He served as the host of the Chicago Bears pregame and postgame shows and as host of the Bruce Weber Coach’s Show on the Big Ten Network. Baker’s recent career highlights include reporting from Athens during the 2004 Olympics. In 2005, he covered the University of Illinois’ run to the Final Four and the White Sox’s historic World Series win. In 2007, he anchored and reported live from Miami during the Bears’ Super Bowl run.
Before working in Chicago, Baker was a sports anchor at WKMG-TV in Orlando, Fla., from 1995-2003. Previously he also worked at KFMB-TV in San Diego and in Champaign, Ill,. at WCIA-TV and WICD-TV.
Baker is active with the Chicago chapter of the American Diabetes Association and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He grew up in the south suburbs and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1991.
Isiah Thomas, the west-side born and raised basketball hall of famer, stopped by CBS 2 to talk about his latest business venture.
The Ramblers reflected on the game, their unforgettable journey, the pride for the program, the school and the city that cheered them on.
It’s easy to feel the energy, excitement and anticipation building in the Alamodome.
“We want the world to know who she is because she’s an amazing person and she inspires all of us.”
An NBA legend has a few thoughts about Loyola’s ascension and the team’s spiritual secret weapon.
The Loyola players are seeing their faces plastered everywhere they turn.
“This is a special group. We’re like a family, a brotherhood and that’s why we’re here. It’s no fluke.”
“This is a community and there’s a spirit that you want when you come to college. We haven’t had it for a while,” says one fan.
Five-time Pro Bowler Jared Allen is among the top ten sack leaders in NFL history, but he has just as much passion for his work off the field as he does for football.
“Do your job!” is Tom Thibodeau’s trademark phrase.
It didn’t take Kyle Fuller long to show us that the new kid on the block isn’t the one to be messed with.
The Jackie Robinson West boys were an inspiration, bringing joy to so many.
Elena Delle Donne has spent her entire life preparing for her new role as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. Her older sister, Lizzie, was born with autism, cerebral palsy, and is both blind and deaf. CBS 2’s Ryan Baker reports.
Enough with the rhetoric, Illinois and Northwestern. Win some games first.
Northwestern football seeking to unionize is the right move.
By Ryan Baker- (CBS) As many of us we gather around the table on Thursday to count our blessings, I’m sure the cynical Chicago sports fan in us will be secretly saying to ourselves, “thanks for nothing.” Such a cold and callous attitude seems a bit ungrateful considering the city is still celebrating another Stanley Cup Championship, not to mention the […]
Jay Cutler can’t win for losing.
Two months ago my wife said six words to me that changed my life forever. “You’re going to be a Daddy.”
The Bulls dealt with Nike and Jordan. Now it’s Adidas and Rose.
I can’t help but be frustrated by all of the money Chicago has left on the table by being so shortsighted.