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Scott Baker

Scott Baker

American journalist and media executive
Scott Baker
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Intro American journalist and media executive
Is Journalist Internet personality Blogger
From United States of America
Type Internet Journalism
Gender male
Birth 4 March 1964
Age 56 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
Residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Family
Spouse: Nicole Johnson (Miss America) (2003-2008)
Education
Wheaton College
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Biography

William Scott Baker (born March 4, 1964) is an American political commentator and former television news anchor. He was an evening news anchor for thirteen years at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He co-founded The Blaze, serving as editor-in-chief from 2010 to 2016.

Education

Baker obtained his degree in political science from Wheaton College. While attending Wheaton College, he became interested in broadcasting while working on political campaigns. In 1984, Baker worked full-time for the Reagan-Bush campaign. He was the state president of the Illinois College Republicans.

Career

On August 31, 2010, Baker became managing editor of the online news and opinion website The Blaze. One of the site's co-founders, he was later appointed editor-in-chief. He left The Blaze in 2016. Previously, Baker worked for Voice of America (Washington, D.C.), CBS News (New York City), and at television stations in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Saginaw, Michigan, before becoming an evening news anchor for thirteen years at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He helped start Breitbart News in 2007.

For fifteen years, Baker taught a two-day seminar on broadcast journalism at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia.

Personal life

In 2003, Baker married Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson. The couple met in the mid-90s at a seminar Baker held for college students interested in news careers. Together the couple had a daughter. Johnson and Baker later divorced in 2008. He resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://old.post-gazette.com/tv/20030809baker0809fnp5.asp
https://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/04/the-blaze-loses-its-editor-in-chief-222444
https://web.archive.org/web/20110104054919/http://www.theblaze.com/blog/author/scott/
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/author/scott/
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07075/769897-96.stm
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/06157/695918-237.stm
https://www.c-span.org/person/?scottbaker
https://observer.com/2015/09/the-quiet-co-founder-of-the-media-juggernaut-no-one-writes-about/
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