Board Member, CNTI, Fmr Washington Post, Boston Globe
Martin (Marty) Baron retired at the end of February 2021, after eight years as executive editor of The Washington Post. News staffs under his leadership have won 18 Pulitzer Prizes.
The Post won 11 Pulitzers for coverage during his tenure that included the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and investigations of the National Security Agency and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. While he was top editor of The Boston Globe, it won six Pulitzer Prizes, including for its investigation into the Catholic Church’s concealment of clergy sex abuse. That coverage was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.” The Miami Herald under his leadership won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the raid to recover Elián González, the Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute.
Baron was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with both a B.A. in journalism and an MBA, having completed a five-year program in four years. His career in journalism has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, and he is the recipient of five honorary degrees.