Washington Post’s Marty Baron says he’s retiring next month

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation’s top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February. He’s led the Post since 2012 as it has seen a resurgence with explosive growth as a digital presence. In a note to staff, Baron noted a series of “epic” stories he has worked on as leaders of newsrooms at the Post, Boston Globe and Miami Herald and said at the age of 66, he feels “ready to move on.” His portrayal in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight” about the Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church made Baron known to a wider audience.last_img read more