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Dean Baquet Executive Editor, The New York Times

Biography

Dean Baquet is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Executive Editor of The New York Times, andthe first African-American to be named to that position . Previously, he was the managing editor ​of The Los Angeles Times and reporter for The Chicago Tribune and The Times Picayune​ in New Orleans. While at The Chicago Tribune, Baquet served as associate metropolitan editor for investigations and was chief investigative reporter, covering corruption in politics and ​in ​the garbage-hauling industry. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in March 1988 when he led a team documenting corruption in the Chicago City Council. Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism hosted him in February 2017 for the My Life As Speaker Series. Baquet spoke about covering the Trump White House, the future of journalism and fake news.

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