Abigail Baker

Writer and photojournalist

I am a traveling freelance journalist with a knack for getting in the community and uncovering stories. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York City, I am willing to create my own content organically or chase the strings my publication desires.

The Gabber
Wildlife Rescue Takes in Birds Affected by Red Tide

Birds in Helping Hands is filled with injured shore birds, baby squirrels and recovering pelicans. It also happens to be Linda Mercado's home. With red tide still affecting Pinellas County, Mercado's Seminole home is open to a new type of wildlife: small shore birds who lay resting in crates, paralyzed and terrified.

The Gabber
Surf's Up for Autism Awareness

Surfers for Autism hit the waves at the 9th Annual Suncoast Surf & Beach Festival on Saturday, July 13

Osprey Observer
Great Hiking & Biscuit Memories Made Trekking Tennessee On A Shoestring Budget

By Abigail Baker Driving nine hours to Chattanooga, Tennessee at 12 Midnight with nothing but Cheetos and a Spotify playlist is a better idea than you would think. The idea of white water rafting, hiking and cliff diving drove this three day trek, and I quickly discovered that the local, off-the-trail activities took more than...

Plant City Observer
Earth Day Fest blooms this weekend | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

The second annual Earth Day Fest will be held Sunday, April 17, at the Plant City Commons Community Garden, 2001 E. Cherry St. Earth Day Fest coordinator and founder of the community garden Karen Elizabeth is ready to show off Plant City's developing garden to the public at the event.

Plant City Observer
Judi Whitson | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer

Anyone who talks to Judi Whitson for more than five minutes has a good chance of hearing her elevator pitch. "I teach third graders to legislators," Whitson says. She greets visitors at her office with a hug or sunny smile, a technique she credits with her rise to the top.

The Ledger
Florida Southern joining the eSports movement

Lakeland - Starting in January, Florida Southern College is joining the movement that many deem the future of competitive athletics: eSports. Ditching basketball courts and soccer nets, eSports allows gamers to competitively play video games with other teams. Florida Southern will join schools like the University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida State in the program.