John Carroll was an American journalist, and newspaper editor. He worked for the Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun. He won 13 Pulitzer Prizes. He graduated in Haverford College in 1963. He worked as a cub reporter for The Providence Journal. He served two years in the army. He was hired by The Baltimore Sun in 1966, while he covered the Vietnam War, the Middle East, and the Nixon White House. His first job was with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1973. In 1979 he left for the Lexington Herald-Leader, where he was editor, and vice-president.