Baker_Cissy.gifWord last week that Cissy Baker was named to the new position of vice president of the Washington News Bureau of the Tribune Co. got us wondering, who the hell is Cissy Baker?

We know that Cissy is the top Tribune TV person in Washington, and that she’s the daughter of Sen. Howard Baker. We also know that she has worked for CNN and Fox.

What we didn’t know — until someone clarified this for us — was that Cissy was assigned because Zell “hates former Washington bureau chief Doyle McManus” and wanted him fired and “they do not want L.A. Times people in charge” in the Washington bureau.

So that’s who Cissy Baker is.