Martin “Marty” Baron became executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013. Newsrooms under his leadership have won 17 Pulitzer Prizes, including ten at The Washington Post. The Post, during his tenure, has won four times for National Reporting, twice for Explanatory Reporting and once each for Investigative Reporting and Public Service, the latter in recognition of revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency.
Previously, Baron had been editor of The Boston Globe. During his 11 ½ years there, The Globe won six Pulitzer prizes. The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to the Globe in 2003 for its investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church, coverage portrayed years later in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.”
Prior to the Globe, he held top editing positions at the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald which won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage in 2001.
Born in 1954 and raised in Tampa, FL, Baron speaks fluent Spanish. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with both B.A. and M.B.A. degrees.