Nina Baker

About Me

My name is Nina Baker, and I am a journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation, The Des Moines Register, PolitiFact, Ballotpedia and The Daily Yonder. I have reported on crime, firearms legislation, national politics, newspaper closures, homeless encampments and labor law violations, among other topics. 

I am currently the 2024 Mary Withers Rural Writing Fellow at Boyd's Station in Harrison County, Kentucky. My forthcoming work will appear in The Louisville Courier-Journal. 

I hold a B.A. in Russian from Grinnell College. My reporting career began at the student newspaper The Scarlet & Black. While there, I worked as a copy editor, staff writer, community editor and news editor.

I am always interested in freelance assignments, other opportunities or to talk.