Armani Baker

Education and Youth Reporter, The Real Chi


Armani Baker is a proud native of the south side of Chicago. She is an aspiring broadcast journalist with determination to tell promising stories about urban neighborhoods, politics of identity, and influences on education. Armani plans to work directly with communities collecting their stories as a platform to go deeper into political and historical research. Additionally, bringing these stories and research back to the viewers to promote social justice.

Armani is studying to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a reporter for The Real Chi, Production Intern for the Chicago Humanities Festival, and an on-air personality for Champaign’s WPGU 107.1.

She recently graduated from The Second City Chicago Improv program, and enjoys performing around the city with her ensemble. Armani loves exploring new restaurants around the city, watching historical documentaries, and reading.