Dave Baker Biography
Dave Baker is an American journalist working as a sports anchor for WKYT. Baker has been a sports anchor, reporter, and account executive at WKYT, since 1982.
Dave Baker Age
Baker likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 60’s.
Dave Baker Height
Baker stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Dave Baker Family
Baker has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Dave has any siblings.
Dave Baker Wife
Baker is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Dave Baker Net Worth
Baker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Dave Baker Salary
Baker earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Baker.
|How old is Dave Baker?||Not Available|
|How tall is Dave Baker?||5 feet 7 inches|
|Who is Dave Baker married to?||Not Available|
|How much money does Dave Baker earn?||$45,000 – $110,500|
|How much is Dave Baker worth?||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Dave Baker Career
In addition to hosting a variety of the University of Kentucky and SEC televised events including UK/JMI telecasts & broadcasts of the University of Kentucky, sports Dave appears on-air throughout WKYT’s line-up of news, sports, and special events programming. He is also the long-time host of the UK Sports Network’s “Countdown to Tip-Off Show” on the school’s statewide radio network.
Dave hosts the sports at WKYT, to viewers at noon and 6:30, and of course whenever there’s news involving the Cats. He also hosts the Sports Buzz podcast where he talks about more than sports and he and Brian Milam host “The Sports Buzz Podcast” on the WKYT Facebook page.
Dave has been involved with the broadcast of events for the Southeastern Conference for over two decades doing men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball, in addition to his work at WKYT. Dave calls the action for UK men’s and women’s soccer as well women’s softball, on the SEC Network Plus. He has also been a part of Turner Sports “Team Casts” for The Final Four, twice. In the years he has served at WKYT, Dave has covered the Cats in 5 Final Four’s and 3 National Championships in 1996, 1998 and 2012.
In 1993, Dave started doing events for the SEC’s syndicated broadcast package. Some of his assignments included hosting the “SEC Football Today” pre-game show & sideline reporting as part of the game broadcast. He was a play-by-play announcer on Raycom Sports broadcast of SEC Basketball during the winter and the sideline reporter for the SEC Tournament including the Friday night in March of 2008 when a tornado hit The Georgia Dome. Dave and other members of the broadcast team kept anxious viewers at home and those watching in The Georgia Dome informed and reassured during one of the most unusual sporting moments in SEC History, while the tournament was in progress. That game was the subject of the recent ESPN “30 for 30” special “Miracle 3”.
He was the host of “SEC Tailgate” on the CBS College Sports Network, for two seasons. Dave continues to be a contributor on Raycom’s “Football Saturdays” program, during the summers.
Dave was honored by the Kentucky State House and Senate for his work with the Malt Beverage Education Corporation, a statewide organization that promotes the message to high school students about the dangers of underage drinking. He also served on Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence’s task force that dealt with the issue of toughening laws and enforcement relating to sex offenders. At the end of that work by the Kentucky Coalition Against Sexual Assaults, Kentucky House Bill 3 was passed.
Dave who is a member of the Foundation Board for Baptist Health Lexington is also a lover of the Children’s Charity Golf Classic. The Classic which will be celebrating its 40thth anniversary in 2021, raises money for 30 different children’s organizations in central Kentucky and since its inception has raised over 15 million dollars. In 2004, Dave was awarded the Jose Ferrer Award, the group’s highest honor.
“I’m blessed to be at a place where we’re not just ‘broadcasters’ but we’re encouraged to be involved in our communities as well”, Baker said.
Dave who graduated in 1978 from Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio is also a 2005 inductee into the Franklin High School Hall of Fame. He graduated in 1982 from Georgetown (KY) College.
Dave Baker WKYT
Baker is currently working at WKYT where he/she works alongside other famous WKYT anchors and reporters including;
- Jacqueline Policastro
- Alex Walker
- Lee K. Howard
- Brian Milam
- Adam Burniston
- Ally Blake
- Jim Caldwell
- Chris Bailey
- Garrett Wymer
- Olivia Russell
- Victor Puente
- Andrea Walker
- Kristen Kennedy
- Sam Dick
- Amber Philpott
- Bill Bryant
Dave Baker Social Media Platforms
Baker is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Twitter. He has over 34.6k followers on Twitter.