Dr. William F. Baker
With a career that spans more than 40 years in the industry, William F. Baker has taken a leading role in helping to shape American broadcasting in both the commercial and public sectors. As an author, lecturer and the recipient of many honors and awards, he is a sought-after expert in the field and a well-known advocate for the educational potential of television.
Dr. Baker has been at the head of EBC since 1987. Baker is chief executive of Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), licensee of Thirteen/WNET New York and WLIW21 New York. Thirteen/WNET is the flagship public broadcasting station, the premier national public television program producer, and the most-watched public television station in the United States. It is also the largest producer of cultural and arts programming in America. WLIW21 is the fourth-most-watched public television station in America, and a major producer and presenter of public television programming seen nationwide.