Carla Baranauckas is a reporter, writer, editor and educator based in New York.
She was on staff for 21 years at The New York Times, where she was involved with the coverage of major sporting events, local and national elections, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. She was a contributor to the “Portraits of Grief” profiles of people who died in the 9/11 attacks, which was part of The Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.
Baranauckas has also been on staff at The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota. Her work has appeared on the websites of The Washington Post, HuffPost, NextAvenue, The Street, AOL, and The Canine Review.
For 15 years, Baranauckas was an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she taught reporting, editing and digital media skills. Many of her students have gone on to work for major media organizations across the country, and several have won Pulitzer Prizes.
Baranauckas has a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.