About Mark Baker
Mark Baker has been a journalist for almost 20 years, the last 14 at The Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore.
His stories have won dozens of state and regional awards over the years, including a 2015 “Best of the West” win among 97 entries for long-form feature writing.
A 1992 graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, ink runs in Mark’s blood. His grandfather, Alton F. Baker Sr., created The Register-Guard in 1930 when he merged The Eugene Guard with The Morning Register.
Mark is also well-versed in digital journalism. He was the first-ever mobile reporter at the R-G, shooting and editing video for registerguard.com, and he’s used social media in recent years to advance his stories.
Mark got his daily newspaper start in Anniston, Ala., after The Anniston Star hired him as a general assignment reporter.