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Bridget Baker

Baker Media Inc.
CEO
As principal of Baker Media, Ms. Baker advises and represents major media and technology companies. Previously, she had a distinguished 23-year career at NBCUNIVERSAL, where she was a co-founder of CNBC and NBCU’s first president of TV Networks Distribution from 2006-2013. Instrumental in building, and later overseeing, a $5 billion content-distribution business, Ms. Baker helped to firmly establish some of the most highly rated and valuable network assets in history. Included among the company’s top one percent of senior executives, she was at the forefront of a wide range of strategic initiates, from expanding coverage of the Olympic Games to creating Hulu.  

In 2013, Ms. Baker was the first and only woman named to the board of directors of GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company. GCI serves business and residential customers in some of the most remote communities and challenging conditions in North America. In 2018, GCI completed a $1.5 billion merger with John Malone’s Liberty Interactive to form GCI Liberty (Nasdaq: GLIBA). During the year-long diligence process and deal transaction, Ms. Baker was one of three board members appointed to a committee charged with the sensitive task of representing shareholders’ interests. Ms. Baker was also pivotal in creating the GCI Women’s Network, the company’s first-ever employee resource group.

Serving as a trustee of her alma mater, Pitzer College, Ms. Baker was honored in 2010 with the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award. As the sole woman inducted to the Cable TV Pioneers Association in 2008, she was also awarded NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, considered the cable industry’s highest honor, four years later.

Ms. Baker’s roots are in Alaska and she began her professional life as an aide on Capitol Hill to the late US Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. Currently, she serves on the board of the Ted Stevens Foundation, among other nonprofit education and women’s advocacy boards.

My Moderators Sessions

Tuesday, May 14
 

10:55am