Terry Baquet is a 28-year veteran of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and a lifelong New Orleanian. He served as Sunday Editor and was the Page 1 editor during the paper’s Katrina coverage, which won two Pulitzer Prizes in breaking news and public service.
In 2012, Terry was named Managing editor/Director of Print, essentially overseeing all editorial decisions for the newspaper’s print edition and also supervising the layout and production for four other newspapers in the Advance Publications chain. He served as a two-time Pulitzer Prize judge and also ran The Times-Picayune’s community engagement efforts.
He has served on the boards of Lede New Orleans and Spaceship Media.
Terry is from an old New Orleans family that is deeply rooted in the city’s jazz and restaurant history. He graduated from Hampton Institute in Virginia, grew up in the 7th Ward and continues to live there today.