Howard Saltz bio

Howard Saltz was Editor of the Sun Sentinel for four years until recently, when he assumed the dual role of Publisher & Editor-in-Chief. He’s responsible for content in all products, in all formats, in a platform-agnostic newsroom. He’s also responsible for the day-to-day business of the company, including overseeing Directors from each department.

Saltz worked for 25 years for Dean Singleton’s MediaNews Group. He was Editor of some of the smaller papers in that company, then landed as Deputy Managing Editor of the flagship Denver Post in the ‘90s. He became that newspaper’s first digital editor at a time when no one – including Saltz – knew what that meant.

He joined MediaNews Group’s corporate staff in 2006 as Vice President for digital content. The job entailed working with editors and publishers at the company’s 55 daily newspapers to develop digital strategies.

When MediaNews Group filed for bankruptcy in 2010, Saltz took it as a sign to go skiing. For a year. Then the Sun Sentinel called.

As Editor, Saltz led the Sun Sentinel to its first Pulitzer Prize: the 2013 Gold Medal for Public Service, considered journalism’s highest honor. The Sun Sentinel newsroom has been cited as one of the country’s most innovative in integrating digital and print journalism.

Born and raised in New York City, Saltz is a graduate of the State University of New York. He studied math, mostly, plus history and journalism.

When he is not working at the Sun Sentinel (or skiing), Saltz is chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a frequent speaker at universities and to community and industry groups.

He has been a Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Saltz lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Sari Padorr, a former TV reporter whose first book was published by HarperCollins in 2015, and their 13-year-old daughter.