Scott Baker (journalist)

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Scott Baker
Born (1964-03-04) March 4, 1964 (age 56)
EducationWheaton College
OccupationJournalist, blogger, media executive
Spouse(s)Ruth Ann Dailey[1]
m. 2003; div. 2008)

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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.[2]


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.[3]


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.[4]

For fifteen years, Baker taught a two-day seminar on broadcast journalism at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia.[5][3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Baker married Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson.[1] The couple met in the mid-90s at a seminar Baker held for college students interested in news careers.[1] Together the couple had a daughter.[citation needed] Johnson and Baker later divorced in 2008.[citation needed] He resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Owen, Rob (August 9, 2003). "The anchorman and the beauty queen". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  2. ^ Weprin, Alex (April 26, 2016). "The Blaze loses its editor-in-chief". Politico. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Baker, Scott. "The Blaze: Scott Baker". TheBlaze. Archived from the original on January 4, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Owen, Rob (March 16, 2007). "The next wave: Ex-WTAE anchor Scott Baker changes channel to run Web news site". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  5. ^ McNulty, Timothy (June 6, 2006). "WTAE shakes up anchor desk". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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