Vicky Baker

Journalist: investigations, podcasts, long reads, world news

I am a senior journalist working with the BBC Panorama team. I also work one day a week on developing investigative podcasts with BBC Long Form Audio.

Before this, I was on the BBC World news desk, and I previously worked for Index on Censorship, the Guardian and Reuters.

I also co-created two BBC podcast series, Fake Heiress and Fake Psychic - investigative docudramas.

I am currently based in London, having previously lived in Washington DC, Buenos Aires and other places. I speak Spanish (and rusty French), and have a particular interest in Latin America.

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BBC Radio 4 - Fake Psychic

Vicky Baker investigates the stranger-than-fiction story of Lamar Keene, a renowned psychic who confessed to being part of an underground network he called the "psychic mafia" If you wanted to speak to the dead in 1960's America, there was one man who was ready to help. A showman with big ambitions.

BBC Radio 4 - Fake Heiress

Anna Delvey blazed a trail through New York as a wealthy heiress. But it was all a lie. Six-part docudrama for Radio 4 / BBC Sounds

BBC News
The making of a housing benefit millionaire

A BBC Panorama investigation has uncovered property sales worth more than £120m linked to one successful developer and a charity he helped set up. Former employees of the charity, My Space Housing Solutions, which has claimed tens of millions of pounds of public money to house vulnerable people, say it was too focused on expansion and failed to support some tenants.