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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 — 6,815 followers, 63,412 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

'So far, so good,' Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says

Sep 20, 2017

McElwain: Kentucky’s a team in the driver’s seat because they’re playing at home and they’re undefeated in the East.

Sep 20, 2017

Edgar, you're folding up tripods Thomas, you've got dishes Robbie, would you please take out the trash?  https://twitter.com/osgators/status/910525035273707520 

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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