Marlon A. Walker is The Marshall Project's managing editor, local. Before that, he was state and executive editor for several USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Mississippi, including the Clarion Ledger in Jackson. He has worked in reporting and editing roles for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Detroit Free Press, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times and Associated Press. Walker, a 2005 graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, also served on the National Association of Black Journalists' board of directors. He is based in Mississippi.