Dean Baquet Wiki – Dean Baquet Bio
Dean P. Baquet is an American journalist. He has been the executive editor of The New York Times since May 14, 2014. Between 2011 and 2014 Baquet was managing editor under the previous executive editor Jill Abramson. He is the first black American to serve as executive editor.
In 1988, Baquet won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism, leading a team of reporters that included William Gaines and Ann Marie Lipinski at the Chicago Tribune which exposed corruption on the Chicago City Council.
Dean Baquet, our executive editor, explains why we chose to publish the information about the whistle-blower https://t.co/5BtDXYpoiz pic.twitter.com/s0mZaivG3t
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 26, 2019
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Dean Baquet Early life
Baquet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 21, 1956. He is the son of well-known New Orleans restaurateur Edward Baquet and a member of a prominent New Orleans Creole family.[
Dean Baquet education
Baquet graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1974. Baquet studied English at Columbia University from 1974 to 1978; he dropped out to pursue a career in journalism.
Dean Baquet Career
Baquet was a reporter for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1984, he joined the Chicago Tribune, where he won the Pulitzer, before joining The New York Times in April 1990 as a metropolitan desk reporter. In May 1992, he became the special projects editor for the business desk. In January 1994, he held the same title; however, he operated out of the executive editor’s office. In 2000, he joined the Los Angeles Times as managing editor, and in 2005 became the editor for the newspaper. Baquet was fired in 2006 after he publicly opposed plans to cut newsroom jobs.
In 2007, Baquet rejoined The New York Times, where he held positions as the Washington bureau chief, national editor, assistant managing editor, and the managing editor was appointed to the managing editor position in September 2011, serving under executive editor Jill Abramson,[ and promoted to the executive editor on May 14, 2014.
In 2017, Baquet defended the decision to publish confidential photos from the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing investigation shared by U.K. intelligence and law enforcement with their US counterparts. In response, the U.K. restricted intelligence sharing with the U.S.
Baquet joined the Board of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2003.
Dean Baquet Notable stories
As managing editor at The Los Angeles Times, Baquet was involved in the newspaper’s decision to publish, a few days before the 2003 California recall election, an article raising concerns about containing “a half-dozen credible allegations by women in the movie industry” that Arnold Schwarzenegger, a front-runner in the election, had sexually harassed them. The newspaper debated whether to withhold publication until after the election, ultimately deciding not to do so.
In January 2015, in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, Baquet called Marc Cooper, a journalism professor, and blogger at the University of Southern California, “an asshole” on Facebook. Cooper had criticized the New York Times for not publishing the cartoons of Muhammad, in the context of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.
In May 2019, Baquet said in defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: “Obtaining and publishing information that the government would prefer to keep secret is vital to journalism and democracy. The new indictment is a deeply troubling step toward giving the government greater control over what Americans are allowed to know.”
Dean Baquet Wife & Dean Baquet Son
In September 1986, Baquet married writer Dylan Landis. They have one son, Ari.
Dean Baquet Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $8 million
- Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1988 for coverage of corruption in the Chicago City Council.
- Peter Lisagor Award for investigative reporting, 1988
- William H. Jones Award (Chicago Tribune) for Investigative Reporting, 1987, 1988 and 1989