Sarah Baker is a contributing editor and writer for Art New England Magazine. Prior to ANE, she was a freelance radio producer for the NPR show, “On Point with Tom Ashbrook” and a freelance writer.
She has written or produced stories on kids and competition; teaching empathy; sibling rivalry, sibling creativity; Stradivarius violins; Caravaggio’s light; The New Yorker festival; fighting childhood obesity; Ruth Reichl; how to ride a bike in Boston; a mall Santa; free-writing; self-publishing; the maze of e-books; a burlesque dancer; rooftop gardening; Jefferson’s veggies; Dr. Mohammed Eisa from Darfur; and bespoke education. She has written reviews for Art New England and blogged for Misstropolis.com about her time taking back to basics cooking lessons. She wrote a personal essay about building community through a dying beech tree for The Christian Science Monitor and about overcoming her childhood asthma for WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.
Prior to her freelance work, she produced for The Connection on WBUR and The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC. Before all of that, she was an editor at Viking/Penguin Books and Simon & Schuster in New York City where she worked with authors Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gloria Steinem, Bob Woodward, Pagan Kennedy, Lauren Slater and many others.
Her bachelor’s degree is from University of California, Los Angeles. She received an ALM in Journalism from the Harvard University Extension School in 2015. She is a foodie, a yogi, a biker, a skier, a traveler, and a culture junkie—books, theater, art, dance, whatever. She is 48-years-old and lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two children.
She can be reached at Sarah_Baker1@msn.com