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Matt Baker

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Tampa, Fla.
Sports Reporter — Tampa Bay Times
Covers:  auto racing, high school sports, college football, recruiting, bigfoot sightings, sports enterprise
Doesn't Cover: knitting, crowd surfing

College football reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, covering #Gators & #FSU. Indiana native. Northwestern grad. #APTop 25 & Heisman voter. mbaker@tampabay.com

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Biography

I cover high school sports, college football, recruiting and auto racing for the Tampa Bay Times. I love enterprise projects and enjoy crunching thousands of numbers for big-picture stories. Recruiting and statistics fascinate me. I've covered everything from curling to Bigfoot sightings. Previou...

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@MBakerTBTimes — 7,168 followers, 65,160 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

@osgators Offers and offering a piece of paper are different things.

Nov 22, 2017

RT @onlygators: #Gators QB Luke Del Rio announces he will not be using his sixth year of eligibility and will be participating in Sā€¦

Nov 22, 2017

@RJ_Writes I'll call my shot: Muffed play on special teams.

Nov 22, 2017

Randy Shannon says the red zone will be key in #Gators-#FSU on Saturday.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started as part-time intern at my hometown newspaper, The Republic, in Columbus, Ind. after my freshman year of college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A what?

How is social media changing news?

Less time to think and write. Greater premium on breaking news and being witty and interacting with readers.

Best American Sports Writing

2012 - Notable writing

Associated Press Sports Editors

2010 - Project reporting
Fifth place