Pictured above: Judge Nannette Baker with students from the College of Communication and Information
Judge Nannette Baker visited campus in October and was recognized as an Accomplished Alumna. During her visit, Judge Baker spoke to a group of students in the College of Law and to a group of students in the College of Communication and Information.
In November 2004, Missouri Governor Bob Holden appointed Judge Baker to the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District of Missouri. She served as chief judge of the court in 2008 and 2009, becoming the first African-American woman to serve in that capacity in Missouri. Judge Baker was recently elected to serve as the vice chair of the Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association.
Before she began her legal career, Judge Baker worked in television broadcasting as a consumer reporter, medical reporter, news anchor, talk show host, and producer in St. Louis, Missouri, Memphis, and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Visit the Accomplished Alumni website for more information.