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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 & more. Indiana native. Northwestern grad. 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 — 6,642 followers, 62,291 tweets

Jul 16, 2017

@gangrey That's a good place to start. Signed, a guy born in Kokomo

Jul 15, 2017

Programming note: I'm taking some vacation time and will try to stay off the grid for the next week. Football season is almost here, friends

Jul 15, 2017

Stop me if you've heard this, but Miami might win the Coastal this year. Seriously. For real this time. I mean it.  http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/finally-a-conference-contender-miami-thinks-so-wvideo/2330487 

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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