David W. Baker L'05
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David W. Baker L'05

David W. Baker L'05

David W. Baker received his undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from Utica College of Syracuse University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. He earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2005 along with his Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  While a second year student at the College of Law, Mr. Baker was the Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). During this term, BLSA held back-to-school supply drives, reading programs, and coat drives for the local residents of Syracuse.  Additionally, Mr. Baker was a Teaching Assistant and Fellow at the Department of African American Studies.

After graduating from the College of Law, Mr. Baker served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marcella A. Holland, Administrative Judge for the Baltimore City Circuit Court.  Since 2006, Mr. Baker has been the Senior Rights and Clearances Associate for ABC News. His primary responsibilities include overseeing all licensing contracts for all national news shows, as well as negotiating and establishing rates with third-party photo and video vendors for the network, and helping manage staff.

Prior to law school, Mr. Baker worked as a television journalist. He got his start in television working at C-SPAN. He later left C-SPAN to work on ABC News' Sunday morning political affairs program This Week and then went on to become an Associate Producer for ABC News’ 20/20 and Primetime. While at ABC News, Mr. Baker was part of an award-winning team that was recognized for its work on the civil rights story, "Justice At Last," which brought attention to several cold cases that were later reopened by law enforcement officials after the airing of its news report. 

Mr. Baker is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association, and involved in mediation with the New York Peace Institute (formerly Safe Horizon). Mr. Baker has not forgotten how much the College of Law has given to him. He annually sits at the College of Law’s booth during the law school recruitment forum in New York City, and he regularly donates to the annual Syracuse Public Interest Network (SPIN) auction.

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ABC News
New York Peace Institute
The District of Columbia Bar

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