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Martin Baron

Martin Baron

Executive Editor, The Washington Post, USA

Martin “Marty” Baron became executive editor of The Washington Post on January 2, 2013. He oversees The Post’s print and digital news operations.
Under Baron’s leadership, the newsrooms of three major news organizations have won a total of 10 Pulitzer Prizes.

The Washington Post newsroom has won three Pulitzers during his time as editor, including the prestigious public service medal in 2014 for a series of stories based on classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden that exposed the National Security Agency’s massive global surveillance programs.

Previously, Baron had been editor of The Boston Globe since 2001. During his tenure, The Globe won six Pulitzer prizes—for public service, explanatory journalism, national reporting and criticism. The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded in 2003 for a Globe Spotlight Team investigation into a decades-long pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Baron also has held top editing positions at The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald. Under his leadership as editor, The Miami Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage in 2001 for its coverage of the raid to recover Elián González, the Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute.

Born in 1954 and raised in Tampa, FL, Baron speaks fluent Spanish. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with both BA and MBA degrees.


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