BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo’s own Ken Baker has made a name for himself in Hollywood.
“He’s become this celebrity out in Hollywood and you know he’s still Ken Baker, he’s still just Ken Baker from Buffalo to me,” said Tom Amodeo, Longtime friend of Baker.
As a senior correspondent for E! news Baker reports breaking Hollywood news and interviews celebrities. But long before Hollywood came calling, Baker called Western New York home.
Baker grew up in hamburg, and graduated from Frontier High school. He played youth hockey in Hamburg and West Seneca, and eventually the junior Sabres team. At one pointed he even played professional hockey.
“It’s kind of bizarre because I know him from the hockey days. He’s a hockey guy he played hockey, I looked up to him because he was one of the Buffalo guys that was making it big in hockey and you’re kind of like alright well cool I’m going to try to be a little bit more like Ken Baker,” said Amodeo.
He reported for the Buffalo News briefly before moving to Los Angeles in 1996. He worked at People and then spent 6 years at U.S. Weekly as the west coast editor before joining E! News in 2008.
The rest is history, but he never forgets where he came from.
“He always represents Buffalo very well it’s the Sabres, it’s the Bills, it’s sports. I think that his heart is in journalism he is going to continue this on and I think that bigger things are yet to come for him,” said Amodeo.
Ken Baker is promoting his new book and movie ‘The Later Bloomer’ that’s based on a personal life experience. On News 4 at 4 Ken came into the studio for a live interview to tell us about his story:
‘The Late Bloomer’ will be screening at North Park Theatre in Buffalo this Saturday at 4:30 pm.
For more information on how to buy tickets go to the following link, https://www.northparktheatre.org/shows/430-pm-late-bloomer-buffalo-premiere-book-signing/