Bill Baker directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, and Education at Fordham University, where he is also the Claudio Aquaviva Chair and journalist in residence. Prior to joining Fordham, he served as the CEO of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation for 20 years. He is president emeritus of WNET-Thirteen, New York’s public television station.
Baker holds a BA, MA, and PhD from Case Western Reserve University and seven honorary doctorates from universities in America and Europe, including Fordham. He teaches the only business class at Juilliard. His interests include astronomy, horology, and polar science. He is believed to be the eighth person in history to have stood on both the North and South poles.