18 Facts About Kevin Merida


Kevin Merida was born on January 17,1957 and is an American journalist, author and newspaper editor.


Kevin Merida currently serves as executive editor at the Los Angeles Times, where he oversees and coordinates all news gathering operations, including city and national desks, Sports and Features departments, Times Community News and Los Angeles Times en Espanol.


Kevin Merida supervised the creation and launch in May 2016 of Andscape.


Kevin Merida was born in Wichita, Kansas, and raised in the Washington, DC area.


Kevin Merida is the eldest of two children born to the late Jesse Merida, a geologist and paleontologist employed with the United States Geological Survey andSmithsonian Institution.


Kevin Merida attended Crossland High School, among the first group of children in the US to be bused under a 1971 Supreme Court ruling.


Kevin Merida has covered biographical subjects like Strom Thurmond, Bob Dole, George W Bush, and Newt Gingrich.


Kevin Merida served as a general assignments reporter and rotating city desk editor from 1979 to 1983.


In 1983, Kevin Merida was recruited by the "Dallas Morning News", where he initially worked as a special projects reporter and local political writer.


Kevin Merida concluded his tenure at the paper as assistant managing editor in charge of foreign and national news coverage.


Kevin Merida was hired by The Washington Post in 1993.


In 2008, Kevin Merida became Assistant Managing Editor at The Washington Post for the paper's United States national news department.


Kevin Merida led the national staff for four years during the Obama presidency.


Kevin Merida teamed with Deborah Willis in 2008 to co-author the bestselling hardcover photo book, Obama, the Historic Campaign in Photographs.


Kevin Merida was named managing editor, "responsible for news and features coverage as well as the Universal News Desk," on February 4,2013.


Kevin Merida was instrumental in revamping the Post's digital presence, transforming the paper's website into one of the world's top-ranked online news journals.


Kevin Merida serves on the boards of the Pulitzer Prizes, and the Boston University Board of Trustees.


In 2020, Kevin Merida was named to the Dean's Advisory Council at the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities, Simmons University.