Marty Baron, editor of the Washington Post, was honored at the Club on April 27, 2018, is the 24th honoree of the Damon Runyon Award.
Baron is known for his role as editor of The Boston Globe, where he oversaw an investigation into clergy sex abuse.
That series of stories earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer for Public Service and inspired the 2015 movie “Spotlight,” which won an Oscar for Best Picture.
He now is leading The Post during a period of unprecedented growth on the digital front, with the paper winning Pulitzers for national reporting two years in a row.
“Great journalism shines a light on people who would otherwise not have their stories told – and it can lead to great impact as we saw with the work of Marty Baron and his teams at The Boston Globe and now The Washington Post,” said David Milstead, president of the Club.