Ken Baker (entertainment journalist)
April 18, 1970 |
Blasdell, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Bakersfield Condors (WCHL)
Quad City Mallards (UHL)
Early life and education
Baker earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a liberal arts degree from Colgate University. He began his journalism career as a news assistant for ABC News in the Washington bureau. He later worked as a reporter at the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia.
Baker was the West Coast Bureau Chief for Us Weekly as well as the West Coast Executive Editor and Editorial Director of Usmagazine.com. He then became a staff correspondent for People magazine. In 1996 Baker was promoted to People's Northwest correspondent based in Northern California.
Baker has written four books. In 2001, Baker published Man Made: A Memoir of My Body which tells the story of his battle with a prolactinoma. Baker's second memoir, They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven: A Dream, a Team and My Comeback Season chronicled the season he spent as pro hockey's oldest rookie, published in 2003. Published in 2005, Hollywood Hussein is a satirical take on the capture of Saddam Hussein. Baker also co-authored The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable) in 2009.
Baker is a speaker at various schools and community/charity events. He also serves on the Ambassador Board of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and is a member of the Advisory Board of the NHL's L.A. Kings.
Baker also played professional hockey for the Bakersfield Condors and the Quad City Mallards in a miraculous comeback after 10 years of not playing. He wrote a book about his experience called They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven (ISBN 1592286054).
- "Ken Baker". E! Online. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "Man Alive". San Francisco Chronicle. 2001-03-25. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- Teebz (2009-09-22). "They Don't Play Hockey In Heaven". Hockey Blog In Canada. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- Baker, Ken. "Hollywood Hussein: How the U.S. Really Captured Saddam". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "To find happiness, turn losses into wins". Today.msnbc.msn.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "Los Angeles Kings". Kings.nhl.com. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "1990-91 Colgate University [ECAC] roster and player statistics at". Hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
- "Ken Baker's First Professional Hockey Win 4-6-02". YouTube. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2011-09-17.