Hazel Baker

Global Head of UGC Newsgathering, Reuters

Hazel is Global Head of User-Generated Content (UGC) Newsgathering at Reuters. She directs a fast-moving team of journalists who are dedicated to sourcing, verifying and clearing eyewitness media for timely distribution to agency clients. Much of Hazel’s work involves promoting collaborative verification workflows, which combine open-source intelligence with the expertise of Reuters colleagues worldwide. Prior to joining the news agency in 2017, Hazel was Digital Editor and Home News Editor at Sky News, where she developed an in-depth understanding of best practice in digital newsgathering.