Michael Baden Bio, Wiki
Michael Baden is an American Pathologist/Contributor working with the Fox News Channel as a contributor. He joined the station in 2003.
Michael Baden Dates of Birth
Baden was born on the 27th of July 1934 in The Bronx, New York, United States. He is 87 years old as of 2021.
Michael Baden Measurements
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Michael Baden Education
Baden is a proud graduate of City College of New York where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, he graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with a Master’s Degree.
Michael Baden Work Experience
Baden works with the Fox News Channel where he serves the station as a contributor. In addition, he is a renowned forensic pathologist where he was serving as a Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. Additionally, he was also previously serving as a Chief Resident in Pathology at Bellevue Hospital. This all is in addition to working as a medical examiner for New York City for about 25 years. Later on, he also served as a chief forensic pathologist for the New York State Police.
Throughout his career, he has also been called in to investigate many high-profile deaths in addition to testifying as an expert witness in numerous court cases. Dr. Baden had also previously served as a chairman of the House Select Committee on Assassinations Forensic Pathology Panel which investigated the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luher King Jr.In addition, he has also co-authored many books of professional articles in addition to writing five books.
Michael Baden Net Worth
In Baden’s career as a Contributor/Pathologist, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Michael Baden Earnings/Income
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Michael Baden Parents and Siblings
Baden was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, United States. He manages to keep information about his family away from the public, however, we will update the information once it’s available.
Michael Baden Spouse
He is married to his wife, Linda Kennedy. The duo tied knots in the year 2000. Linda happens to be a former prosecutor. She later turned into a private trial attorney and has represented several high-profile clients. Among them includes ex-NBA star Jayson Williams, Kennedy’s cousin Michael Skakel and Casey Anthony, and Phil Spector. Previously, he was in a marriage with his ex-wife, Judianne Densen-Gerber. She happens to be a physician and Odyssey House drug treatment program, founder. However, they later divorced in 1997.
Michael Baden Kids
Baden is a proud father to his four children whom he loves. Among them includes Dr. Sarah Baden, Dr. Trissa Baden, both daughters, and his son Dr. Lindsey Baden. Sarah happens to be a physician whereas Lindsey is an infectious disease specialist. His last child, a son, Judson Baden died in the year 1996. Judson died from a motorcycle crash. He died a week after his motorcycle crash due to “undiagnosed” injuries and complications of the crash.
Michael Baden Famous Cases
O. J. Simpson Case
Among the notable cases of death, he has been able to cover includes the O. J. Simpson case. Here, he testified on a trial on the 10th of August and 11th of August in the year 1995. He made two claims which he later disowned. He was later accused of making a false statement while the case was being televised. Dr. Baden was also told to rehash his testimony from the Simpson case during cross-examination in other cases. In addition, he was also being constantly discredited for allegedly being a “rented expert”. He was being accused of having sold himself to Simpson and deliberately gave misleading testimony in order to collect a $165,000 retainer.
Phil Spector Case
The year 2007 saw him testify on his new theory on the death of music producer Phil Spector’s victim. Here, he sought to provide an alternate explanation for blood on the victim’s jacket. Later on, he was asked by a prosecutor if he had any conflicts of interest. He stated that there was none that he could think of. However, it was later revealed that his wife was one of Spector’s main attorneys.
Michael Brown Case
After the request of Michael Brown’s family, he conducted a four-hour autopsy. This body had been washed and embalmed. Neither did he have any clothes on or x-rays to examine for gunpowder residue or bullet locations. Later on, he determined his evidence was insufficient to forensically reconstruct the shooting.
Jeffrey Epstein Case
The month of October 2019 saw him being hired by Epstein’s brother where he was watching the autopsy being done by the city officials following Epstein’s death in custody at a federal facility in New York City on sex trafficking charges. He happened to dispute New York City chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson’s conclusion that Epstein’s death was a suicide. This is as he stated that three fractures in Epstein’s neck were more consistent with homicide by strangulation and rarely seen in suicide by hanging. He stated that the autopsy “points to homicide”.
George Floyd Case
Late in the month of May 2020, he and Allecia M. Wilson, a pathologist were hired by the family of George Floyd to perform an autopsy following Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer. From their autopsy, they made a report on the 1st of June that Floyd’s death was caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression and that Floyd had no underlying medical problem that contributed to his death. This report was conflicting with the autopsy performed by Andrew Baker, a pathologist and the chief medical examiner for Hennepin County since 2004, which found that the cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.