Education and career
In 1996, Baker became a Los Angeles-based correspondent for People magazine. In 1999, he became the magazine's Northwest correspondent, based in Northern California. Baker later was named West Coast Bureau Chief for Us Weekly as well as the West Coast Executive Editor and Editorial Director of Usmagazine.com. He went on to become Senior Correspondent for E! News as well as the host of E! Online's daily web show Live From E!.
Baker has written numerous books. In 2001, Baker published Man Made: A Memoir of My Body which tells the story of his battle with a prolactinoma. The 2016 film The Late Bloomer is an adaptation of this memoir.
Baker's second memoir, They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven: A Dream, a Team and My Comeback Season chronicled the season he spent as pro hockey's oldest rookie, published in 2003. Published in 2005, Hollywood Hussein is a satirical take on the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Baker also co-authored The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable) in 2009. In 2012, Baker published his first young adult novel, Fangirl, which tells the story of a fictional pop star who falls in love with a fan. In 2014, he published the novel How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love.
Also in 2014, Baker contracted with Perseus Books Group's Running Press to write a series of novels called Deadline Diaries. The series of thrillers will tell the story of a teenage celebrity blogger working to uncover Hollywood mysteries. The first of the series, Finding Forever, was published in September 2015.
Baker also played professional hockey for the Bakersfield Condors and the Quad City Mallards after 10 years of not playing. He wrote a book about his experience, They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven (ISBN 1592286054).
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- "Live from E!". E!. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
- E! News Correspondent Ken Baker Accused of Sexual Harassment
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- After Weinstein: A List of Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct and the Fallout for Each
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- "Elijah Wood is a 'Late Bloomer'". Variety. October 1, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
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- "To find happiness, turn losses into wins". Today.msnbc.msn.com. January 6, 2009. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- "Fangirl Ken Baker". Amazon.com.
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- Archipelago, World. "Full Details : Finding Forever". www.runningpress.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- "Ken Baker & LAPD Hollenbeck PAL Partner for L.A. Youth".
- "Los Angeles Kings". Kings.nhl.com. April 25, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
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- "Baker: The Mystery of Jonathan Quick Revealed". NHL.com. May 10, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
- "It's Good to be a Kings fan". Los Angeles. December 2, 2014. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015.