Washington Post editor Marty Baron lives for the job

baronWashington Post executive editor Marty Baron (left) “is almost a kind of D.C. antimatter,” writes Chris Frates. “He does not talk about himself. He does not discuss much of himself, his personal life or, more important, how he runs The Post.” While others work to build their personal brand, Baron is “stubbornly retro” and stays low key.

Words used to describe Baron in this National Journal profile: Relentless, hard-ass, single-minded, aloof, demanding, consummate newsman, and hard-to-read.

* Is Marty Baron the man to fix the Washington Post? (nationaljournal.com)
* Earlier: Baron says newspapers are badly bruised, but not beaten (jimromenesko.com)