The Star Ledger
Barry Carter is a news columnist at The Star-Ledger, his third newspaper in a career that spans 34 years. His columns are slices of life capturing compelling stories of ordinary people in neighborhoods. To many, he’s the village storyteller sharing with readers tales of inspiration and joy, shedding light on folk we all know in our travels.
His editor, Kevin Whitmer, said “Barry’s work has reached remarkable levels and has a profound impact on the people of New Jersey, especially those living and working in Newark.”
His columns have won first, second and third place for column writing from The New Jersey Press Association and continue to draw public interest with readers across the state. He also has won breaking news writing awards from the Garden State Association of Black Journalists and was a finalist for his columns from the National Association of Black Journalists. A host of organizations, including the NAACP of the Oranges & Maplewood, have recognized Carter for his work and ability to tap into the human spirit.
Carter, a Howard University graduate, started his career as a reporter with The Marietta Times in Ohio and The Flint Journal in Michigan before joining The Star-Ledger in 1989. A native of Queens, N.Y., Carter is a resident of Maplewood, N.J.. He has two daughters.