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Marty Baron, the highly-respected editor of the Boston Globe, will become the new executive editor of the Washington Post.

Baron starts his new role in January, and in the meantime The Globe is launching a national search to fill his job.

Baron was with the Globe since 2001. During his time as executive editor, the paper garnered six Pulitzer Prizes. Before serving at the Globe, Baron was executive editor of The Miami Herald and senior editor at The New York Times.

To reflect on Baron’s legacy, we speak with Walter Robinson, who spent more than 30 years at the Boston Globe, where he specialized in political and investigative stories, both as a reporter and editor.