Marc Duvoisin grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in humanities, and broke into the newspaper business at The (Bergen) Record in Hackensack, N.J.
His next stop was the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he reported on the New Jersey suburbs, Philadelphia City Hall and organized labor, among other things. During four years as the paper's Middle East correspondent, based in Cairo, he covered the Iran-Iraq war, the U.S. bombing of Libya and the first Palestinian uprising.
He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 as an assistant managing editor. In 2007, he became a deputy managing editor. He oversees the paper's daily Column One feature and its major investigative, explanatory and narrative projects.