Mark Baker has worked in the media industry for more than 15 years and is managing director of Fairfax Tasmania.

He was born in Launceston and completed his Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and History at the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2002.

Mark became a cadet journalist at The Examiner in 2003 and covered police and court rounds until 2006 when he moved to Hobart as the newspaper's chief political reporter.

Returning to Launceston in 2008 as chief of staff, he later became deputy editor in 2012. During this time he returned to UTas to complete his Masters of Arts degree.

Mark became the 14th editor of The Examiner in only 173 years in 2014.

At that year's PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards, he was the recipient of the prestigious Hegarty Scholarship.

Since 2015, he has been Fairfax Tasmania's managing editor with responsibility for both the Examiner and the Advocate's newsrooms.

He is heavily involved in community and charitable groups as a director of the Clifford Craig Foundation, a trustee of the Tamar Valley Peace Festival and a trustee of the David Chaplin Memorial Fund.

Mark is married to Amy, also a graduate of UTas and has 2 young sons.