John S. Carroll was named editor of the Los Angeles Times in April 2000.
Previously, he served as editor of The Sun in Baltimore from 1991 to 2000. He was appointed vice president of the newspaper’s corporate parent, Times Mirror Company, in 1998. From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Carroll served as editor of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald and later the Lexington Herald-Leader. Before that, he held several editing positions at The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1972 to 1979. From 1966 to 1972, Mr. Carroll worked at The Sun as a local reporter, Vietnam correspondent, Middle East correspondent and White House correspondent.
He began his newspaper career in 1963 as a state staff reporter for the Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin. From 1964 to 1966, Mr. Carroll served in the U.S. Army.
Born January 23, 1942, Mr. Carroll holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Journalist Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House - Oxford University. He was elected an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow in 2003 and received both the American Society of Newspaper Editors Leadership Award and the Committee to Protect Journalists Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in defense of press freedom in 2004. He served on the Pulitzer Prize board from 1994 to 2003 and was chairman in 2002.