Kent Walz is the senior editor of the Albuquerque Journal and a veteran of 40 years in the news business.
He has been a reporter, sports writer and the editor of several newspapers. He also spent 12 years with Associated Press, running AP bureaus in several states.
A Silver City native, Mr. Walz has been at the Albuquerque Journal since 1984 and editor since 1995. During his tenure at the Journal, the newspaper has been recognized for excellence in journalism many times, including Best of the West, the National Media Award from Mothers against Drunk Driving and a Pulitzer prize.
Mr. Walz holds an economics degree from Western New Mexico University, where he received the school's top academic award and was named outstanding scholar athlete. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and a member of the state Bar of New Mexico. He also serves on the board of the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Vision Council of Mission Graduate and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government legal panel. He is a founding member of FOG and the Bench-Bar-Media Committee in Albuquerque.