Sam Baker

Co-founder, The Pool & Former Editor-in-Chief, Red & Cosmopolitan

Biography

Born in Hampshire, Sam Baker studied politics at Birmingham University. Sam has edited some of the UK’s biggest magazines. After successfully re-launching teenage magazine Just Seventeen as J-17, she spent five years as editor of Company. She was also editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan in the UK and spent five years as editor of Red, which she left last year to work on a start up. Sam is also a broadcaster, freelance journalist (writing regularly for Harpers Bazaar, The Sunday Times Style and the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine) and successful author. Her fifth book, Wildfell, is out next summer. She lives between Winchester, Hampshire and Paris with her husband the award-winning novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

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