Geoffrey Baer Biography
Geoffrey Baer is a media personality serving as an actor and producer at WTTW. Previously he was an associate producer at various television stations in Cincinnati, Saginaw, Michigan, and Philadelphia.
Geoffrey Baer Age
How old is Geoffrey Baer? According to my information, Geoffrey is around 63 years old as of 2023, He was born in 1960. However, his birthday is unknown.
Geoffrey Baer Height
He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.
Geoffrey Baer Nationality
Baer holds American nationality.
Geoffrey Baer Education
He went to the Theater in high school and then later joined Miami University, where he majored in radio, television, and film. He also went to Northwestern University School of Communication where he earned a master’s degree in theatre. Additionally, he went to the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
Geoffrey Baer Family
He was raised in the Chicago suburbs of Highland Park and Deerfield. Baer’s father was an accountant while his mother worked as a music and art teacher. His family is of Eastern European Jewish ancestry. He recalls one prophetic childhood moment in which his Russian/Yiddish grandmother, grasping his face in her hands, proclaimed that he would be on television someday. Additionally, he has not revealed information concerning his siblings’ identities.
Geoffrey Baer Wife
Despite being a media personality, he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, he has not revealed information concerning his marital status.
Geoffrey Baer Kids
There is no information on whether he has kids or not.
Geoffrey Baer WTTW
Who is Geoffrey Baer? Baer is an American television personality, actor, and producer best known for hosting the 10 That Changed America series, the Chicago By Boat architecture series, and other television programs produced by WTTW in Chicago for Illinois PBS stations. His programs offer an enhanced understanding of the history, culture, and people of the Chicago area as well as American architecture.
After graduating from college, Baer worked at various television stations in Cincinnati, Saginaw, Michigan, and Philadelphia, eventually becoming a staff producer of a nightly television show in Philadelphia. He also became a volunteer docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and led boat tours of the Chicago River.
In 1989, Baer began working for WTTW Chicago as an associate producer for arts programs while continuing to lead Chicago Architecture Foundation boat tours on the weekends. In 1995, the newly-appointed chairman of WTTW took one such tour and approached Baer afterward. According to Baer, “By the time I got to work the next day, he’d called the station and said we should make the tour a TV show.”
His first show, Chicago By Boat, became so popular that it was updated in 2006. By then, he had hosted more than 20 programs highlighting Chicago area architecture and history. Today, Baer’s programs often accompany pledge drives for WTTW because pledges tend to increase during Baer’s programs or when DVDs of his programs are offered as gifts in exchange for pledges. Baer often serves as host and producer for these pledge shows.
Geoffrey Baer Salary
His salary ranges between $20,000 – $100,000.
Geoffrey Baer Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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