The Times-Picayune and The Advocate
Aug 14, 2019
Peter Kovacs
The Times-Picayune and The Advocate

Peter Kovacs is editor of The Times-Picayune and The Advocate. He came to Louisiana from Alabama in 1983, and has been an editor in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, where he has had a hand in five Pulitzer Prizes.

He was managing editor at The Times-Picayune until 2012, when he was laid off as part Advance Publications’ move to a three-day-a-week newspaper. He joined The Advocate in Baton Rouge, and launched The New Orleans Advocate to give the city a daily home-delivered newspaper. The competition between The New Orleans Advocate and The Times-Picayune ended this year when Georges Media purchased The Times-Picayune and the two newsrooms combined.

Kovacs is a graduate of Brown University and is married with two sons.