Martin Baron

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Martin Baron
Born 1955
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 Baron, known as Marty, 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.

Born in Tampa, Florida in 1954, Baron graduated from Lehigh University. He is of Jewish descent.[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 was at the helm of 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 them a Pulitzer Prize.[2]

On November 13, 2012, the Globe and The Washington Post announced that Baron would take over as executive editor of the Post as of December 31, 2012. Baron succeeds Marcus Brauchli, who took on a new role as vice president of The Washington Post Company, to review and evaluate new media opportunities.[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]