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Marty Baron

editor, The Washington Post

Martin "Marty" Baron is an American journalist and is currently the editor of The Washington Post. Prior to that Baron was editor of *The Boston Globe*. He previously held top editing positions at *The New York Times*, *The Los Angeles Times*, and *The Miami Herald*. During his time at the *Globe,* Baron won four Pulitzer prizes, including those 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 clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Under his leadership at *The Miami Herald,* the newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for its coverage of the raid to recover Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute. Mr. Baron was named "Editor of the Year" by *Editor & Publisher Magazine* in April of 2001, and he was selected by the National Press Foundation as "Editor of the Year" in 2004. Mr. Baron began his journalism career at *The Miami Herald* in 1976, serving as a state reporter and later as a business writer. He moved to *The Los Angeles Times* in 1979. He became business editor in 1983, assistant managing editor for page-one special reports, public opinion polling, and special projects in 1991, and in 1993 editor of the newspaper's Orange County Edition, which then had about 165 staffers. Mr. Baron moved to *The New York Times* in 1996 and in 1997 became associate managing editor responsible for the nighttime news operations of the newspaper. He departed to assume the post of executive editor at *The Miami Herald* at the start of 2000. Mr. Baron was born in 1954 and raised in Tampa, FL, and speaks fluent Spanish. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with both BA and MBA degrees.