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Chuck N. Baker


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Chuck N. Baker is a multi-talented communicator who is equally at home in several fields of journalism.

The founder and managing editor of what has become Nevada's popular military veterans publication (the Veterans Reporter)  Baker has served in numerous editorial positions at some of the top media companies in Las Vegas including three years as the editor of the suburban Boulder City News. From 1989 through 1994 he was the Real Estate Editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He also served as a commentator for a top-rated real estate show on KNXT-TV Channel 13; and was a news reporter and anchor for three years on Las Vegas ONE all-news television. For many years he produced and hosted radio shows on KNUU-AM and KKVV-AM in Las Vegas. He hosted “America’s Veterans” on KTUD-TV (the former UPN Channel) in Las Vegas, and on KPVT-TV in Pahrump, Nevada. He also hosted “Through My Lens” on that station, an interview/talk show. He currently hosts the “Veterans Reporter Radio Show” on KLAV-AM, and is also a freelance contributor to numerous local, national and international publications.

While serving in the U.S. Army, Baker was an editor and writer for the post newspaper at Fort Riley, Kansas. He later served in combat in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division where he earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Purple Heart, as well as a promotion to the rank of Specialist Four (SP/4).

He is the author of three published books including “The Rockin Fifties”, “A Rock & Roll Scrapbook”, and How Virtually Anyone Can Buy Real Estate. His most recent book, “Flowers For Princess Diana” (co-written with Englishman Ian Jackman) was published in August, 2002. He is also the writer/producer of the award-winning instructional home video, Basic Real Estate Investing and is currently developing several video, documentary and TV projects. Baker is also a vocalist, musician and a BMI composer, and has written and recorded many songs over the years.

He attended Wright Jr. College in Chicago, Los Angeles City College (where he earned an Associate of Arts degree) and California State University in Los Angeles, as well as LaSalle School of Law in Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. He has also studied television news reporting at the University of Baltimore and at UCLA.

Baker is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors (of which he is a former director); the Disabled American Veterans (of which is a former Dept. Commander); the Veterans of Foreign Wars (of which he is a former Post Commander); the American Legion; AMVETS; Military Order of the Purple Heart; Combat Photographers Association; and is a founding member and past two-term chairman of the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman appointed Baker to the position of Veterans Liaison on his Kitchen Cabinet during his first term. Although a Las Vegas resident, Baker currently serves as an alternate member on the Pahrump, Nevada’s, Tourism Board.

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