Daniel Baker graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park in May of 2012.
He is the producer for Counter Attack on SiriusXM FC, Channel 94 as well as the Edge of Sports radio show with Dave Zirin. He’s proud to be a part of the first 24/7 radio network dedicated to the beautiful game. He spent the previous 2 and a half years as an Audio Editor in the DC Sports Newsroom at SiriusXM Radio after completing their internship program in 2009. In the studio he has helped produce shows on the PGA Tour Network, College Sports Nation, SXM Fantasy Sports, and MLB Network Radio.
He is a NBA and Celtics Columnist for CLNS Radio for the 2013-2014 NBA Season. Daniel is a co-host on the Celtics’ Post Game Show for CLNS Radio as well as the Celtics Beat show.
Daniel was the Associate Sports Director in charge of External Affairs at WMUC Sports, UMD’s student run sports radio station. He has experience setting up a remote radio broadcast and has called games on WMUC Sports for Men’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Football, and Men’s Lacrosse. His favorite broadcasting moments include calling: the 2010 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship, a basketball game at UNC, the longest lacrosse game in Division 1 history and the 2012 DI Men’s Lacrosse Final Four. He hosted a sports talk radio show, Jake and Bake, on www.wmucsports.com. Check out ‘Baker’s Blog‘ for his latest thoughts on the sports world.
Daniel covered the 2012 Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team for College Park’s multimedia bureau for Capital News Service. Check out his blog, Top Shelf Terps.
During the summer of 2011, he interned with WJLA/ABC-7 in Washington DC and their sports department. In addition to classes in the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, he has gained the skills necessary to be a one-man-band reporter for television. His favorite moment in television was interviewing Iron Chef Bobby Flay for a story about the grand opening of his burger restaurant in College Park, MD.
Daniel is pursuing a career in sports broadcasting where he one day hopes to find himself sitting courtside at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts calling NBA games for his beloved Celtics.