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Sam Baker

Sam Baker





Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7150 7641.


64 North Row, London, W1K


7th July 1966


Currently More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley.


The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulghakov.

Breakfast radio show


Career history

Staff writer, Chat, 1989-1992. Senior writer, Take A Break, 1992-1993. Deputy and features editor, New Woman, 1993-1996. Editor, J-17, 1996-1997. Editor, Minx, 1997-1998. Editor, Company, 1998-2003. Editor, Cosmopolitan, 2004-2006. Editor, Red, 2006.

Daily newspaper

The Guardian.

Everyone's saying

The glossy women's magazine market was more than a little surprised when Baker quit Cosmopolitan for Red, a title with half the circulation. While putting her stamp on Red, Baker must recognise that its readers like the magazine just how it is.


Married to the novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood; one step-son.

Favourite ad

The car one with the little boy who robs a bank always cracks me up.

Favourite technology

BlackBerry (also least favourite...).

Greatest achievement

That I got here at all.

Magazine (pleasure)

New York magazine - they always come up with a quirky spin.

Magazine (professional)

They're all professional.

Most humbling experience

Judging the real women who were shortlisted for Cosmopolitan's inaugural Fun Fearless Female Awards - the things they'd endured would have destroyed lesser women (ie, me!).

Most-admired entrepreneur

JK Rowling.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer.

TV programme

Am I the only person who's stuck with Lost?

Website;;;; and, always,

What car do you own

A knackered Ford Ka.

What principle defines your working life

Never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn't do/have done yourself.

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