Media Relations Coordinator
Blake Baxter has been named Media Relations Coordinator at Eureka College, he will oversee all media relations for the College, including the department of athletics, coordinating College-wide communication initiatives and serving as EC's direct contact for local, regional and national media.
He succeeds EC Athletic Director Bryan Moore, who filled the role from 2016 to 2018. A 2013 EC graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication, Baxter played soccer for the Red Devils and made 62 career appearances – tied for seventh most in program history. He was also a student worker in the athletic department under Moore for four years.
"We're very excited for Blake to join us as our Media Relations Coordinator," Moore said. "As a graduate of Eureka College and a former NCAA Division III student-athlete, Blake brings valuable perspective to our communications staff. He is a very talented professional and will be a fantastic addition to the campus community."
Baxter returns to EC after spending the past four years working full-time in the journalism field, primarily covering high school and college sports in Iowa and Nebraska.
He was most recently a western Iowa sports reporter and digital editor for the Omaha World-Herald and The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Previously, he was sports editor of Vinton Newspapers in Vinton, Iowa, where he covered local sports and news, and produced a feature-length documentary. He has received multiple writing and reporting awards for his work.
"After several years away, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to return to my alma mater with a new perspective," Baxter said. "My academic, athletic and extracurricular experiences at Eureka College played an integral role in shaping who I am and what I'm passionate about today. I can't wait to start shining a light on all the exciting stories and events taking place 'neath the elms."