Peter Baker Biography

Peter Eleftherios Baker is an author and presenter from the United States. He is The New York Times’ chief White House columnist and an MSNBC political strategist. After Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, he now covers President Joe Biden. Baker was moved to the White House beat for the impending Trump administration in December 2016 after a brief stint as the Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief.

How old is Peter Baker? – Age

He was born on 2nd July 1967 In Falls Church, Virginia, United States. He is 34 years as of 2021.

Where did Peter Baker go to school? – Education

He went to Oberlin College.

Peter Baker – Family

His parents were Linda Gross (later Sinrod) and E. P. Baker. His mother was a computer engineer, while his father was an attorney.

Baker’s wife

In a civil ceremony in the year 2000, he married Susan Glasser. His wife has worked as a correspondent for The Washington Post, as well as the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, the founding editor of Politico Magazine, and the editor of Politico. She is presently a global affairs commentator for CNN and a staff writer for The New Yorker, where she wrote Letter from Trump’s Washington. With their son, Theodore, the couple lives in Washington, D.C.

Peter Baker The New York Times journalist
Peter Baker The New York Times journalist

What is Baker Salary?

He earns an annual estimated salary of $85697.

Peter Baker Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $1 million.

Peter Baker Career

Baker spent 20 years as a correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the White House under the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, before joining The New York Times in 2008. Baker co-authored the initial piece about the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal for the newspaper during his first tour of the White House and was the paper’s senior writer during the impeachment process that followed. Based on his coverage of the impeachment process in Congress, he wrote his first book, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton, which became a New York Times bestseller. He covered the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina, as well as Supreme Court nomination battles and the economy, during his next White House position.

Baker and his wife, Susan Glasser, spent four years as Moscow bureau chiefs in between stints at the White House, covering the emergence of Vladimir Putin, the retreat of Russian democracy, the Second Chechen War, a terrorist attack on a Moscow theater, and the Beslan school hostage situation. Baker also reported on the Afghan and Iraqi wars.

After Sept. 11, 2001, he was the first American newspaper journalist to report from rebel-held northern Afghanistan, where he spent the following eight months chronicling the Taliban’s overthrow and the formation of a new government. He then spent six months in the Middle East, reporting from within Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and throughout the area before joining the US Marines on their way to Baghdad.

Baker and Susan Glasser co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution, a detailed analysis of Vladimir Putin’s consolidation of power during his first term as President of Russia, which was published in May 2005 by Scribner.

The Washington Post Book World subsequently called it one of the greatest novels of 2005. While serving as a White House journalist for The Washington Post, he earned the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Good Presidency Reporting in 2007 for his “exceptionally trenchant critique” of President George W. Bush.

Bush’s second term accomplishments and shortcomings. He got the 2011 Aldo Beckman Memorial Award after joining The New York Times for his “amazing run” of extensive coverage of President Obama’s second term.
In 2015, he received the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Presidency Reporting as well as the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, Baker’s third book, was published in October 2013 by Doubleday and provides a detailed chronicle of George W. Bush’s two-term presidency. The New York Times Book Review named it one of the top ten books of 2013. Obama: The Call of History, a coffee-table volume about President Barack Obama’s two terms in office, was published in June 2017 by New York Times/Callaway. It received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Literary Work-Biography/Autobiography in November 2017. With Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Jeffrey A. Engel, Baker co-authored “Impeachment: An American History,” which was published by Random House in October 2018. In May 2019, a new and much-extended edition of Obama’s book will be released as a regular book. He and Glasser also collaborated on a biography of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, which will be released in 2020 by Doubleday.

Baker is a frequent panelist on PBS’s Washington Week, in addition to his work for MSNBC.

Baker, a native of Washington, D.C., went to Oberlin College and worked as a reporter and editor for The Oberlin Review, the student newspaper.

He worked for two years at The Washington Times after college before entering Washington as a reporter covering Virginia news in 1988.


The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton. published by Simon & Schuster in 2000.

Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution. Published by Simon & Schuster in 2005.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, Knopf Doubleday

Obama: The Call of History was published by Harry N. Abrams in 2017. 

Impeachment: An American History, Random House, published in 2018.

Baker, Peter; Glasser, Susan in 2020

The Man Who Ran Washington. Doubleday. 

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