Mike Baker Biography

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Mike Baker is an American-British Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who hosts the show Black Files Declassified. In addition to this, he also regularly appears as a guest on the famous late-night talk show Gutfeld on Fox News with Kat Timpf, Dagen McDowell, etc. 

After serving for 17 years in intelligence for counterterrorism, counternarcotics, and counterinsurgency operations, he is exploring some of the top-secret military operations and projects in the show. He is currently the Chairman & CEO at Portman Square Group – Global Intelligence & Risk Mitigation based in New York City. 

Mike Baker Early Life, Family & Education

Mike Baker was born on June 22, 1961, in Bideford, England. His father spent his career in the military and then worked for the government other than this not much is known about his parents.  But Mike in an interview has said his inspiration has always been his family.

Mike spent the majority of his childhood and adulthood overseas as he wanted to do his part in serving his nation. Mike’s father served in the military and then worked for the government, this developed a deep sense of patriotism and duty within him and soon he signed up with an agency where he trained to work with the CIA.

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Mike Baker had a 17-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, focusing on counterterrorism, counternarcotics, and counterinsurgency worldwide. He organized operations across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

In 2000, he co-founded Diligence, an Investigations Company dealing with complex cross-border inquiries. As a principal partner, he expanded the company globally, opening offices in London, New York, Washington, Moscow, Geneva, and Sao Paulo.

Later, Mike left Diligence to start Prescience LLC, another private intelligence firm in 2004. He rejoined Diligence in 2009 when it acquired Prescience. Currently, he serves as Chairman/CEO of Portman Square Group, formerly known as Diligence USA LLC.

Mike appeared on various TV shows including Fox News’s Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue, Deadliest Warrior, Spy, Opie & Anthony Radio Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, and The Greg Gutfeld Show.

Since March 2020, Mike hosts the Black Files Declassified TV series on Discovery Science Channel and Amazon Prime Video. He continues as the show’s host on Discovery Network, featuring on upcoming episodes in the coming years.

Mike Baker Biography

Real Name Michael Baker
Birth Date June 22, 1961
Age (as of 2024) 62 Years
Birth Place Bideford, England
Nationality American-British
Profession Script advisor, Producer, Former CIA officer & Security Consultant
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Mike Baker (CIA)
Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimetres – 181 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 79 kg  –  in Pounds –  174.1 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Type Athletic





Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his Wife? Emily Baker
Children Three (Scooter, Sluggo & Muggsy)
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Personal life

Mike Baker is a married man who tied the knot to Emily Baker. Together the couple has four children, three sons, and a daughter from a previous marriage. His daughter is currently enrolled in college and the sons are still in school.

His wife, Emily is from Idaho and thus the family moved between New York and Idaho. Mike does not have much social media presence except for his account on Twitter where he goes by the username @MBCompanyMan and has 51.2k followers. He has been active on the platform since 2011 and is not active on any other social media platform.

Mike Baker Net worth

Mike currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Portman Square Group which was formerly known as Diligence USA LLC. The former CIA officer has been living a leisurely life with a decent amount of income. Although there are no reports of his actual net worth, it is estimated that as of 2021, Mike has a net worth of $3 million US Dollars.


  • Mike Baker is an American-British Script advisor, producer, former CIA officer, a security consultant.
  • He is seen adjusting his time between New York City and Idaho.
  • He is famous for his work on the television series Legends, Black Files Declassified, and Expedition Unknown.
  • Mike is an avid dog lover and has a dog named Higgins.
  • He has spent 17 years with the CIA.
  • Baker is specialized in counterterrorism and counternarcotics.

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