Jarell Baker began working for NewsChannel 7 in September 2018.
Jarell Baker began working for NewsChannel 7 in September 2018. Before coming to the station, he lived in Tallahassee for eight years.
Jarell graduated from Florida A&M University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. In 2015, Jarell graduated from Full Sail University with a master's degree in New Media Journalism.
Originally, Jarell was not interested in the news but he developed a passion for telling stories during his college years. In 2016, he decided to begin his news career working as a TV producer for Polk County Government Television. After five months, Jarell decided to take another step in his news career by joining his first news station, WTXL ABC27, as Photographer in Tallahassee. Throughout the next two years, Jarell quickly excelled at his position and eventually worked his way up to becoming a reporter.
Seeking more opportunities and a change of scenery, Jarell decided to take his talents to the beach and join us here at Newschannel 7.
Jarell was born and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. He is an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat. When he’s away from camera, Jarell enjoys gaming, working out, listening to hip hop and spending time with family and friends.
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“We’re going to stay vigilant,” a local worshipper said.