Carla Baranauckas worked as an editor at The New York Times for 21 years. Her assignments at The Times included the national desk, the metro desk and the sports desk. On Sept. 11, 2001, she joined the continuous news desk, which focuses on breaking news on all topics for the Web site.

Since 1995, she has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, teaching reporting, writing and editing, and advising students on their master's projects.

Before joining The Times, she worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, the Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer, the Texarkana Gazette and the Pampa (Texas) News. Her first job in journalism was as a steno in the newsroom of the Minneapolis Tribune.

She has a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.S. from Columbia's journalism school.

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