SEEKING INSIGHT FROM LEADERS IN OUR FIELDS

Produced by the Junior Board of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter
of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Episode 12: Ryan Baker

Morning News Anchor at
CBS 2 Chicago

interviewed by

Sam Brief

Broadcaster

Sam Brief goes deep with Ryan Baker, a morning news anchor at CBS 2 Chicago. Baker details the winding road to his current post at his hometown TV station, philosophizes on the need for stories and offers his advice to the next generation of storytellers.

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Rebekah Cowing

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Melyssa Guzman

Producer & Editor

Tiyen Simmons

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