|Born||September 21, 1956
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Occupation||managing editor, Washington bureau chief|
|Notable credit(s)||The New York Times, Los Angeles Times|
Earlier, Baquet held positions at the Times as an assistant managing editor and Washington bureau chief. Baquet had previously been managing editor of the Los Angeles Times before becoming the editor of that newspaper.  From 1995 to 2000, he was national editor of The New York Times.
Baquet is a member of the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
At the Los Angeles Times, Baquet edited the story published a few days before the 2003 California recall election that initiated the Gropegate controversy, raising concerns about gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger's sexual misconduct. In 2006, ABC News reported that Baquet killed a story about NSA wiretaps of Americans.
• Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1988 for a piece on 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
- Peters, Jeremy (2011-06-02). "Abramson to Replace Keller as The Times’s Executive Editor". New York Times.
- Strupp, Joe. "Baquet Joins New York Times as D.C. Bureau Chief." Editor and Publisher, 30 January 2007. Accessed 16 February 2007.
- Smolkin, Rachel. "Nothing But Fans." American Journalism Review, August/September 2005.
- ABC News. "Whistle-blower Had to Fight NSA, LA Times to Tell Story" ABC News, 2007 March 06.
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