Dr. William F. Baker directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Education, and Public Policy at Fordham University, where he is also Journalist-in-Residence and a professor in the Graduate School of Education.
Baker is also President Emeritus of WNET, New York’s public media stations. Over the four decades of his career, Dr. Baker has been a broadcaster, executive, author, sought-after public speaker, academic, producer and explorer.
Baker’s career spans four decades. During his twenty years as chief executive officer of WNET, he distinguished himself as one of America’s media figures. Baker is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He has been inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Management Hall of Fame and has also been inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame and the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.