Martin Baron

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Martin Baron
Born 1954
Occupation editor, The Washington Post
Notable credit(s) The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald
Title Editor

Martin "Marty" Baron (born 1954 in Tampa, Florida) is an American journalist who has been editor of The Washington Post since December 31, 2012, after having been editor of The Boston Globe since July 2, 2001.

Baron graduated from Lehigh University. He is Jewish.[1]

Baron began working for The Miami Herald in 1976, then moved to The Los Angeles Times in 1979 and to The New York Times in 1996. He returned to the Herald as executive editor in 2000 and led coverage of numerous key stories, including Elián González' return to Cuba and the 2000 election.

Baron's editorial helm at the Globe, where he succeeded Matthew V. Storin, shifted the paper's coverage of international events to locally centered investigative journalism. The Globe's coverage of the Boston Catholic sexual abuse scandal earned it a Pulitzer Prize.[2]

In January 2013, Baron took over as executive editor of The Washington Post, succeeding Marcus Brauchli.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

In the 2015 film Spotlight, which focuses on the Boston Globe's coverage of the Catholic Church's priest child molestation scandal, Baron is played by Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor Liev Schreiber.[4]



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