Martin Baron Biography and Wiki
Martin Baron is an American journalist who has been editor of The Washington Post since December 31, 2012. He was previously the editor of The Boston Globe since 2001. Martin is set to retire on February 28th, 2021 after eight years in the position. Baron was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.
Martin rose to fame after his portrayal in the film Spotlight and also his involvement in the release of Jason Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post, who was released in January the year 2016 after being imprisoned in Iran for 18 months.
Martin Baron Age and Birthday
Baron was born on October 24, 1954, in Tampa, Florida, United States. He is 66 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Scorpio.
Martin Baron Height
Martin stands at an average height and stature. Actual measurements concerning his height are yet to be revealed to the public. This section will be updated as soon as it is available.
Martin Baron Education
Martin attended Berkeley Preparatory School. While there, he worked on the school’s student paper. He later joined Lehigh University where he was editor of The Brown and White student newspaper. He graduated with both Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and MBA with honors in 1976.
Apart from being fluent in Spanish, he had received special permission to take graduate classes as an undergraduate.
Martin Baron Family
Baron was born to a Jewish family in Tampa, Florida. His parents immigrated from Israel. Further details regarding the identity of his parents are unavailable since he has not disclosed such information to the public. It’s therefore not known whether he has any siblings or not. This part is subject to updates.
Martin Baron Wife
Martin is a very private person and has managed to keep his marital life and relationships discreet. It’s therefore unknown whether he is married or in a relationship. We are keeping tabs on details of his relationship and we will update you when established.
Martin Baron Net Worth
Martin Baron has an estimated net worth of $1.6 Million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist.
Martin Baron Washington Post
After graduation, Martin kicked off his career by working for The Miami Herald, he moved to The Los Angeles Times in 1979, and later 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’s return to Cuba and the 2000 election.
Baron succeeded Matthew V. Storin as executive editor of The Boston Globe in July 2001. The Globe’s coverage of the Boston Catholic sexual abuse scandal earned it a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. Baron took over as executive editor of The Washington Post, succeeding Marcus Brauchli in January 2013.
In 2014, The Post won two Pulitzer Prizes, one in the category of public service for revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency and the other for explanatory journalism about food stamps in America. For his work in journalism, Baron was awarded the 2016 Hitchens Prize and also received the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Media in 2017.
Martin Baron Retirement
Baron has announced his retirement from the Washington Post effective February 28, 2021, through an internal memo in January.