Nina Baker

About Me

My name is Nina Baker, and I am a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in The Nation, PolitiFact, Ballotpedia and The Daily Yonder. I have reported on crime, firearms legislation, national politics, newspaper closures, homeless encampments and labor law violations. Most recently, I covered the 2022 US Midterms in Iowa while working at The Des Moines Register. 

My reporting career began in Grinnell, Iowa, at the Grinnell College newspaper The Scarlet & Blackwhere I started as a copy editor trained in AP style. I have since worked as a staff writer, news editor and community editor.  I will graduate in May 2024 with a B.A. in Russian with an emphasis on Eurasian studies.

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