Marty Baron an Executive editor of the Washington Post has announced his retirement after serving in the post for 8 years. He has given the new life to the Post which was deteriorating at the time he joined the Post.
However, for the general people, Marty Baron will be remembered in the anatomy of actor Liev Schreiber, who played the journalist in the Oscar-winning film Spotlight in 2015.
The tape told the story of how the famous Boston Globe investigative team, under the direction of Baron himself, uncovered the scandal about the cover-up by the Massachusetts Catholic Church of sexual abuse by city priests.
Marty Baron Bio: Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
Marty was born on the 24th of October, 1954 into a Jewish family in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. His father Howard Naftali (Heinz) Baron was from German and his mother Rebecca Zimerman was from Palestine. They were living in Israel from where they immigrated to the USA for a better life. Their son Michael Baron and Marty Baron were born in Florida.
Marty Baron Education
Marty attended Berkeley Preparatory School after which he attended Lehigh University in 1972 to earn his BA in Journalism. Baron received his degree in 1975 after which he enrolled for his Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Marty earned his Master’s degree in 1976. When in the University, he worked as an editor for a school student’s journal named The Brown and White. He is also fluent n the Spanish language.
Marty Baron Career Biography
Baron worked in the journalism field without a stop for nearly 45 years, leading magnificent news staffs in Miami, then Boston, and now Washington, D.C. In 1976, after graduating, Baron began working for The Miami Herald. Baron moved to the Los Angeles Times in 1979 and The New York Times in 1996. He returned to the Herald as editor in 2000 and directed the coverage of many key stories, including Elián González’s return to Cuba and the 2000 elections.
In July 2001, Baron succeeded Matthew V. Storin as editor of the Boston Globe. Baron’s editorial choices at The Globe shifted the coverage of the newspaper of international events to locally-focused investigative journalism. The coverage by the Globe of the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston Catholic earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.
He then joined the Washington Post in 2013 and worked as Executive Editor for 8 years. He will be retiring on February 28, 2021. The Washington Post under his leadership won 17 Pulitzer Prizes.
In May 2019, Baron said in defense of the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, With Julian Assange’s new indictment, the government is making a legal argument that endangers such important work and undermines the very purpose of the First Amendment.
Marty Baron Major Career Highlights
- the 2000 US elections were decided in the Supreme Court, in favor of Republican candidate George W. Bush
- two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers and forever changed the profile of New York and the balance between security and other rights
- a SWAT team had to take the rafter boy Elián González out crying because the Miami family did not accept to return him to his father in Cuba
- Wall Street broke under the weight of a mortgage bubble and unleashed a global crisis in 2008
- a society that had slaves and segregation voted for the first African-American president, Barack Obama
- Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance pattern and ended up stranded in Russia, of all possible places
- his country deepened a polarization such as had not been seen since the 19th century
- the COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of the Earth and when a mob stormed the Capitol in Washington DC.
Marty Baron Retirement
Marty Baron, a journalist gifted with enormous talent and flair, and editor under whose leadership The Washington Post has become a leading global newspaper, has announced that he will retire on February 28.
Baron took the reins of the capital newspaper in January 2013. Months later, billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, acquired the newspaper, trusted the director, and gave him money to work. When Baron arrived, amid the first blows of the crisis of the traditional business model of the press, the Post had 580 journalists and an uncertain future.
Today it has more than a thousand and is well-positioned for the future. Under his leadership, the work of the newsroom has been recognized with no less than 10 Pulitzer Prizes and the newspaper continues to grow on a successful digital subscription model fueled by firsts and quality stories.
Marty Baron Net Worth, Salary 2021
Baron has more than 45 years of experience in journalism. Throughout his career, he has worked in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Miami Herald. He even won the Pulitzer prize for Miami Herald and the Washington Post won 17 Pulitzer prizes under his leadership.
Hollywood movie Spotlight was made based on Marty’s investigation when he uncovered the scandal about the cover-up by the Massachusetts Catholic Church of sexual abuse by city priests. He has made Washington Post a hero in today’s digital media. As executive director, Marty Baron bagged an average salary of more than $92,634 per year. Through all the hard work, Marty has accumulated a net worth of $3 Million as of 2021.
Marty Baron Wife, Partner, Spouse, Married, Children
Marty’s private life has never come to the surface, it is not known whether he is married or has any children.
However, due to one of his tweets dated August 9, 2014, there were speculations of him Baron being gay. Marty had tweeted a link quoting “My Cameraman Husband Was Killed In Egypt.” But the tweet was about some other women, whose husband died and not Marty.
So, we can clear the fact that Marty Baron isn’t gay. But his marital status still remains oblivious to date. Marty Baron could possibly be married to his wife now. Or, if he is single as of this date, Mary could have been married to his former partner/s in the past.
All we can do now is speculate since there is no solid information on his conjugal life. But for keeping his private affairs away from the media’s reach we have to give props to Marty. Hopefully, someday we will get to know of Marty’s spouse/partners if there are any.
Marty Baron Social Media
Marty likes to share the political news and happening around the world through his Twitter account @PostBaron which he created in December 2010 and since then he has earned 79k followers.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Marty Baron
|Full Name/Real Name||Martin Marty Baron|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||24th of October, 1954|
|Hometown||Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States|
|Ethnicity||Mixed German and Palestine|
|Parents||Howard Naftali (Heinz) Baron and Rebecca Zimerman|
|Net Worth||3 million dollars|
|Eye color||Dark brown|