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Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll to Head Pulitzer Board; Brings Nearly 40 Years Experience to Post

By Caroline Ladhani

John S. Carroll

John S. Carroll, 60, editor and executive vice president of The Los Angeles Times, has been elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Carroll, who has nearly 40 years of media experience, has been editor and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Times since 2000 and vice president of Times Mirror since 1998. Previously, he was editor of The Baltimore Sun and senior vice president of The Baltimore Sun Company for nine years. Prior to that he served as editor, vice president and executive vice president at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The Rhode Island native spent two years in the military after earning a bachelor's degree in English literature from Haverford College. He later studied as a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University and as a Visiting Journalist Fellow at Oxford University, in the late 1980s. His first reporting job was as staff reporter at the Providence Journal-Bulletin in 1963. He went on to become a reporter and later a foreign correspondent at "The Baltimore Sun" and worked as an editor at the "Philadelphia Inquirer" in the 1970s.

Named Editor of the Year by the National Press Foundation in 1998, Carroll also has a longtime affiliation with the American Society of Newspaper Editors, having served on the organization's board of directors and its Writing Awards Board.

Carroll was elected as a Pulitzer Prize Board member in 1994. As chair, Carroll succeeds Louis Boccardi, president and chief executive officer of the Associated Press, who will continue to serve as a board member after having been appointed as chair last May. Carroll has also served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

The 2002 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on April 8 and presented on May 30 at Columbia University. Columbia awards the Pulitzer Prizes on the board's recommendation. Members of the board serve a maximum of nine years.

Published: Mar 19, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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