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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 May, 2004, 15:53 GMT 16:53 UK
Mike Baker
Mike Baker
BBC education correspondent

Mike Baker has been education correspondent for BBC News since 1989.

As well as broadcasting on both radio and TV, he writes a weekly column for BBC News Online.

He joined the BBC in 1980 as a graduate news trainee and was a political correspondent from 1983 to 1989.

His BBC career has included short spells as deputy home news editor, foreign affairs correspondent, and working in the Moscow bureau.

He was the first journalist to be appointed as visiting professor at London University's Institute of Education, Britain's top institution for education studies. His inaugural lecture, "Does education get the media it deserves?", was published by the Institute in 2000.

Mike held a Michigan Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan in 1999/2000. He was a Reuters Fellow at Green College, Oxford University in 1993 and won a Commonwealth Relations Trust Bursary in 1985.

Mike has presented several programme series for the BBC, including NewsTalk on BBC Radio Five Live and Education Matters on BBC Radio 4.

He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.


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