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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 — 7,461 followers, 66,504 tweets

RT @gregauman: As an annual public service, I remind you that @Shrine_Game has a mascot and his name is Fezzy the Bear. #hatpuns https://t.co/CRlr3wxko1
@gregauman Makes sense. Bucs could use a new kicker, right?
We watched the Pro Bowl in the hospital the night before ours was born, and signing day coverage as we were getting ready to be released.  https://twitter.com/chanteljennings/status/954415552444841984 
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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