Andrés Martinez is the editorial director of Zócalo Public Square, an ASU-affiliated Ideas Exchange based in Los Angeles, and the editorial director of Future Tense, a Washington, D.C.-based partnership between ASU, New America and Slate magazine. He is also a professor of practice at the Cronkite School and a special advisor to President Michael Crow.
Prior to joining ASU, Martinez was Vice President and Director of the Fellows Program at the New America Foundation, an independent Washington think tank. Mr. Martinez has also been the editorial page editor of The Los Angeles Times, an assistant editorial page editor at The New York Times. He was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of editorials on the impact of U.S. farm subsidies on the developing world. Mr. Martinez has also been a business reporter at The Wall Street Journal and at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1994-95), as well as an editorial writer at the Post-Gazette (1995-97).
Before entering journalism, Martinez practiced communications law at Verner Liipfert in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk for Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in Dallas. He is the author of 24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas. A native of Mexico, Mr. Martinez earned a bachelor of arts degree in history at Yale, a master of arts degree in Russian history at Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree at Columbia University Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.