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Carl Redman
Guest Moderator

Carl Redman is former executive editor of The Advocate in Baton Rouge. Before retiring from the news business in 2013, Redman worked as a reporter, editor and news executive during a nearly 40 year career that took him to newspapers across the state. During his career, particularly during more than 32 years with Louisiana's capital city newspaper, Redman established a reputation as a thorough, tough journalist and a tireless proponent of open government and the public's right to know.

Redman was executive editor of The Advocate from January 2007 until May 2013, when The Advocate was sold to businessman John Georges, who brought in a new top management team. Redman retired a few weeks after the sale was complete. Prior to taking the helm as executive editor, Redman was The Advocate’s managing editor for more than five years, overseeing day-to-day operations of the news department. Before being named managing editor in October 2001, Redman spent nearly 17 years with the paper’s Capitol news bureau, spending most of that time managing a team that covered state government and politics.

Although he was born in Baton Rouge, Redman grew up mostly in the New Orleans area. He began his career in journalism in 1974 after receiving his master of arts degree in history from the University of New Orleans. Redman started out working for weekly newspapers in the New Orleans area. He worked for daily newspapers in Slidell, Alexandria and Shreveport before joining the staff of the Morning Advocate in 1980. Initially a member of the Morning Advocate’s city staff, Redman covered city government and higher education. He also wrote extensively on business, finance and the Louisiana economy.

In 1985, Redman moved to The Advocate’s Capitol News Bureau to cover higher education. He became Capitol Bureau chief in early 1988. After serving as bureau chief for more than 10 years, Redman returned to his first love -- full-time reporting and writing -- in June 1998.

Redman wrote a weekly column on Louisiana politics and state government in the Sunday Advocate from 1988-2003.

Redman testified on freedom of information issues before legislative committees many times in recent years.

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