Martin Kaiser has been Editor and Sr. VP of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1997. Under his leadership, the Journal Sentinel won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 2008 and 2010. The newspaper also was a finalist in Explanatory Reporting category in 2010—the fourth time since 2003 the Journal Sentinel has been a finalist in the competition. This year’s Pulitzer capped a year in which the Journal Sentinel won awards in almost every major U.S. journalism contest, many of them for Raquel Rutledge’s Pulitzer Prize winning ‘Cashing In On Kids’ series, which revealed flaws and dangers in Wisconsin’s state-sponsored day care network. That achievement was notable in that it culminated a year in which Kaiser led a difficult restructuring in the newsroom. He and his leadership team maintained the talent essential to produce high quality coverage, and propelled the evolution to more digital content. Last June, he was named a vice president of Journal Communications, the parent company of the Journal Sentinel. Editor & Publisher magazine named Kaiser its “Editor of the Year” for 2009—recognizing his ability to keep morale high despite staff cutbacks; and smoothly transition to an online-first operation while developing one of the most respected newsroom cultures in the nation, with a focus on investigative and enterprise reporting. He joined the company as Managing Editor of the Milwaukee Journal, predecessor to the Journal Sentinel. Before arriving in Milwaukee, Kaiser was Associate Managing Editor of the Baltimore Sun. He previously served in editing positions at the Chicago Sun-Times, and at Florida newspapers in Sarasota and Clearwater. Last spring, Kaiser completed his year-long term as president of the American Society of News Editors. In that capacity, he led the search and hiring of a new executive director, reinstituted the editors’ annual convention, refocused the organization on a digital future and spoke to industry groups nationwide. He was honored in fall 2009 at the University of Georgia by being selected to give the school’s annual Ralph McGill Lecture. This year, Penn State University chose him to give its annual Oweida Lecture on journalism ethics. He is treasurer of the American Society of News Editors Foundation, a board member of the American Society of News Editors and on the advisory board of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his B.A. from George Washington University, in Washington DC and completed Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management Executive Program. Marty and his wife Claudia live in Shorewood. She owns an interior design and contracting business. He has two children, who live in Washington, DC. His son is an analyst with the financial intelligence unit of an international financial services company and his daughter is a project manager for an Internet marketing firm.