Hazel Baker

Global Head of UGC Newsgathering, Reuters

Hazel Baker leads the User-Generated Content (UGC) newsgathering operation at Reuters News Agency, directing a global team dedicated to sourcing, verifying and clearing this material for timely distribution to agency clients around the world. Prior to this she helped to found and develop the Sky News Digital Desk, through which she gained an in-depth understanding of best practice in digital newsgathering. Baker has discussed this topic as an invited speaker at several industry events. Her recent work within newsgathering teams is underpinned by a background in TV and mobile news production.