Richard Martin


Richard Martin is the deputy managing editor at The Baltimore Banner. He oversees the day-to-day news operation, leading a growing team of journalists covering an array of beats in Baltimore, its surrounding counties and the state. He returned to Baltimore after spending three years as the criminal justice editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he oversaw coverage of some of the paper’s biggest stories, including the college admissions scandal and the 2019 deadly boat fire off the Santa Barbara coast, which was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting. Previously, he was the senior criminal justice editor at The Baltimore Sun and has also worked as an editor and reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, Seattle Times and Gannett newspapers in Florida, California and Guam.

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