Scott Baker (journalist)

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Scott Baker
Born (1964-03-04) March 4, 1964 (age 53)
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Education Wheaton College (Illinois)
Political science
Occupation Journalist, blogger, entrepreneur at video production company
Employer Mercury Radio Arts
Political party Republican
Website The Blaze
The B‑Cast with Scott Baker & Liz Stephans

Scott Baker (born March 4, 1964) is an American journalist, commentator, blogger, online talk show host, educator, and political campaign worker. On August 31, 2010, Baker became managing editor of the online news and opinion website TheBlaze. He was later appointed editor-in-chief. 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. For fifteen years, Baker lead and taught the Broadcast Journalism School at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia.[1][2] He helped start BreitbartTV in 2007.[3] Baker frequently speaks across the country at events such as the Broadcast Journalism School at the Leadership Institution in Arlington, Virginia. He has also written a play about the life of Dvorak, which has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.[4]


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.[4]


Baker and his wife have five children. His family resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[4]

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  1. ^ McNulty, Timothy (June 6, 2006). "WTAE shakes up anchor desk". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  2. ^ Baker, Scott. "The Blaze: Scott Baker". The Blaze. Archived from the original on August 31, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Owen, Rob (March 16, 2007). "The next wave: Ex-WTAE anchor Scott Baker changes channel to run Web news site". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  4. ^ a b c "Scott Baker". The Blaze. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 

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