David Baker

Associate Editor, The Louisiana Weekly, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

David Thaddeus Baker is an award-winning writer and journalist based in New Orleans, LA. David is a native of the city, where he works as an associate editor for The Louisiana Weekly newspaper. David began at The Louisiana Weekly in 2004. Since returning to New Orleans post-Katrina, he has worked in community development and organizing, economic development, and communications management. As part of his service to the community, Baker currently serves as president of the board of directors for MarketUmbrella, vice president of the boards of directors for the Press Club of New Orleans, Junebug Productions, and the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. Baker began his relationship with writing in his early years of high school with short stories and fiction and continued through college. In 2004, he received the Pearl Cleage Award for Creative Writing. He is a 2017 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Journalists in Aging Fellow. Baker earned a B.A. in literature from Dillard University in 2004, and studied public relations at Tulane University's School of Continuing Studies.

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