Biography: Martin Baron


Martin “Marty” Baron became editor of the Boston Globe on July 30, 2001. Prior to joining the Globe, Baron was executive editor of the Miami Herald . Under his leadership, the newspaper won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage for its coverage of a raid to recover Elián González, a Cuban boy at the center of a fierce immigration and custody dispute.

Baron began his journalism career at the Miami Herald in 1976, serving as a state reporter and later as a business writer. He moved to the Los Angeles Times in 1979, then to the New York Times in 1996, where in 1997 he became associate managing editor responsible for nighttime news operations. He departed to assume the post of executive editor at the Miami Herald at the start of 2000.
Baron was raised in Tampa, Fla., and speaks fluent Spanish. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with both BA and MBA degrees.

Listen to Baron describe his role in the investigation.