Kevin Merida Biography
Kevin Merida is a preeminent American journalist, newspaper editor, and author. At this present, he works at the Los Angeles Times as executive editor. Kevin’s main role is overseeing and coordinating all news-gathering operations like Los Angeles Times en Español, city & national desks, Sports & Features departments as well as Times Community News.
Prior to joining the Times, he served as an ESPN editor-in-chief and Senior VP. While serving at ESPN, he oversaw the television show, “E:60” and the investigative/news enterprise unit, “Outside the Lines.” Furthermore, Kevin chaired ESPN’s editorial board.
Kevin Merida Age
Kevin Merida was born on 17th January 1957, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. He is 65 years old.
Kevin Merida Height
Kevin is 5 feet 10 inches tall (Approx 1.78 m).
Kevin Merida Family
Kevin was born to his caring and supportive parents in Wichita, Kansas. He was brought up in the Washington, D.C. area. He is the proud son of Doris, (née Ewell) and the late Jesse Merida. His dad worked at the Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution as a geologist/paleontologist while his mother served at the National Science Foundation as a communications specialist and Freedom of Information Officer. Moreover, Kelvin has a younger sibling.
Kevin Merida Wife
He is happily married to his lovely wife called Donna Britt. She is an author and journalist, and a one-time Washington Post columnist in the year 1992. In 2012, the couple was named one of the “Black Voices Power Couples” of the Year by The Huffington Post. The two love birds share three sons called Darrell Britt-Gibson (actor), Justin Britt-Gibson (screenwriter/producer), and Skye Merida (producer and podcast host). The duo resides in Los Angeles.
Kevin Merida Education
He attained his high school diploma from Crossland High School. Later, Kevin attended and graduated from Boston University. Moreover, he matriculated at the University of California, Berkeley’s “Summer Program for Minority Journalists”.
Kevin Merida Salary
He receives a satisfactory salary of $99,673 per year. This is according to Los Angeles Times executive editor executive editors’ salaries.
Kevin Merida Net Worth
Kevin has over the years accumulated a decent fortune and has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Kevin Merida Career
His journalism career kicked off at the Milwaukee Journal. Kevin has reported on biographical subjects including Strom Thurmond, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, and Newt Gingrich. He worked as a rotating city desk editor and general assignments reporter from 1979 to 1983. In 1983, Kevin was recruited by the “Dallas Morning News” where he originally served as a local political writer as well as a special projects reporter.
In 1993, Kevin was hired by The Washington Post. He worked in various positions during his 22-year career at the paper. Kevin began as a congressional correspondent and later became a national political reporter. Shortly after, Kevin was elevated to magazine columnist, long-form feature writer, and ultimately senior editor in various roles.
As of now, he works on the Boston University Board of Trustees and also the boards of the Pulitzer Prizes. Besides that, Kevin sits on the boards of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the Wallace House at the University of Michigan, the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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