Kevin Baron (journalist)

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Kevin Baron
2015-Feb-25 Future of War Baron Flournoy Davidson Ricks.JPG
Left to right: Kevin Baron, Michèle Flournoy, Janine Davidson, Thomas Ricks, at the New America Foundation, February 2015
Alma mater University of Richmond (BA)
George Washington University (MA)
Occupation Journalist, Executive editor
Employer Defense One

Kevin Baron (born 1975) is an American journalist, and the founding executive editor of Defense One, a subdivision of Atlantic Media.

Previously, he was national security staff writer for National Journal and a reporter for Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe Washington bureau, and the Center for Public Integrity.

He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1997, with a B.A. in international studies, and from the George Washington University with an M.A. in media and public affairs in 2004.[1]


  • 2010 Military Reporters & Editors Award
  • 2009 George Polk Award, Military Reporting
  • 2003 George Polk Award, Internet Reporting, (Center for Public Integrity)
  • 2008 ICIJ Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, Finalist
  • 2008 Scripps-Howard Foundation National Journalism Award, Washington Reporting, Finalist
  • 2007 Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) Award, International Perspective, Finalist
  • 2006 Monthly Journalism Award, Washington Monthly, December 2006



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