Kristin Bien Biography
Kristin Bien is an American news anchor and reporter working at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana. She joined the station in November 2009 and serves as a news reporter and anchor.
Kristin Bien Education
Bien attended high school in her hometown where she earned her High School Diploma in General Education. From there, she joined the University of Indianapolis in 2001 to further her education. After finishing her studies there, she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2005.
Kristin Bien Career
Bien is a news anchor and reporter at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana. She is WSBT’s Operation Education investigator and anchors WSBT 22 News at Midday. Bien has an experience of over 17 years in the news industry as a community-focused journalist.
Her love and passion for storytelling began at a young age. The desire to gather information and learn surrounded her. She transitioned to telling in-depth stories on local education issues. She anchored WSBT 22 First Morning Saturday and Sunday for almost 12 years down the line prior to taking on the investigative education series. Her anchoring and reporting have earned her multiple statewide awards for her breaking news coverage.
She began her journalism career job as a reporter, assistant news director, and anchor in Minot Dakota at KMOT-TV for four years. Prior to joining the WSBT 22 News team, she worked as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University in South Bend. There she worked for one year and five months from January 2013 to May 2014. During her leisure time in summer, she likes spending time at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, MI, and going to the Morris Performing Arts Center. In addition to that, she enjoys spending time with he family, traveling, or attempting to grow.
Kristin Bien Age
Bien likes to keep her personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40s.
Kristin Bien Height
Bien stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Kristin Bien Family
Bien was born and raised in Huntley, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings
Kristin Bien Husband
Bien is married to her better half Craig Haupert. The two tied the knot in 2009. Craig is a former reporter working with the Minot Daily News in North Dakota and covered sports for it. He is a very secretive person and information about him is rather scarce.
Haupert graduated from the University of Indianapolis. Not long ago he worked for the News-Sun in Kendallville, Indiana. During his working time there, he covered LaGrange County. When he is not working or busy, he likes traveling, playing video games, swimming, and also weightlifting is one of his leisure activities. Bien and Craig are proud parents of their two children, a daughter, Lucy, and a son, Jack. The family lives in Granger, Indiana with his family.
Kristin Bien Net Worth
Bien has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a news anchor and reporter.
Kristin Bien Salary
Bien earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Kristin Bien Weight Loss
On January 10, 2018, she stated on her Facebook page that she is on a diet. “I’m on a diet. I’ve lost some weight so it’s going pretty well. But I do like to torture myself by watching videos of people making deserts.” She also said, “Just counting calories and working out. It’s not called anything but maybe I can take credit and start calling it the Kristin Bien diet?”
Her great work has earned her several awards and honors. The North Dakota Broadcasters Association awarded her with a Teddy Award for best news anchor.
Kristin Bien WSBT
Bien works at WSBT where she works alongside other famous WSBT anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Abby Weppler
- Jennifer Copeland
- John Paul
- Leanne Tokars
- Bob Montgomery
- Paige Barnes
- Cari Peugeot
- Pete Byrne
- James Parish
- Lynnette Grant
- Jessica Burns
- Bob Werner