Bridget Baker is the CEO of Baker Media Inc., an independent consultancy serving telecom, media and tech companies focused on content monetization and revenue growth. Baker also advises CEOs and investors in linear cable, OTT, Virtual Reality, and content distribution. Prior to consulting, Baker served as NBCUNIVERSAL’s first president of TV Networks Distribution where she oversaw the company’s $5 billion content distribution business from 2006 – 2013.
A cofounder of CNBC and 23-year executive at NBCUNIVERSAL, Baker drove the multi-platform content distribution strategy that was instrumental in transforming NBCU from a veteran broadcasting company into a global content powerhouse acquired by Comcast Corp. in 2013 for $30 billion. Baker was a longtime top executive and member of the Management Committee who led the first-ever contract negotiations that launched dozens of national networks, broadcast retransmission consent, first-ever Olympics on cable, On Demand and OTT content. Baker played a key role in nearly $50 billion of acquisitions and integrations including Bravo, Telemundo, Vivendi/Universal, Oxygen and Comcast.
In 2013, Baker was named to the Board of Directors of Alaska’s largest diversified communications provider, General Communication Inc. (Nasdaq: GNCMA). GCI is a $1.5 billion enterprise that provides cable, broadband, video and wireless services into some of world’s most isolated and rugged terrain. On April 4, 2017 GCI announced its pending merger with John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Corp.
Baker serves on several non-profit and foundation boards including her alma mater, Pitzer College, where she is a 15-year Trustee. She also serves on the board of The Cable Center in Denver, CO and has received numerous industry and corporate leadership awards including in 2012 the "Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership," considered the industry’s highest honor.
After growing up in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau, Baker began her career on Capitol Hill as an aide to the late US Senator Ted Stevens. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and family.