BOSTON (AP) _ Matthew V. Storin is retiring as editor of The Boston Globe and will be succeeded by Martin Baron, executive editor of The Miami Herald, the Globe announced Monday.

Baron, 46, has been executive editor of the Herald since 1999. The paper won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage and he was named Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher Magazine.

Storin, 58, editor since 1993, plans to retire at the end of July.

``Being selected for this position is a great honor,'' Baron said. ``The Globe is extraordinarily rich with talented journalists, and their commitment to excellence has made this one of America's finest newspapers.''

Storin began at the Globe as White House correspondent in 1969 and has spent 25 years with the paper.

Baron joined the Herald in 1976 as a state reporter and later business writer. He moved to the Los Angeles Times in 1979, becoming business editor in 1983, an assistant managing editor in 1991 and editor of the Orange County edition in 1993.

He moved to The New York Times in 1996. A year later, he became associate managing editor responsible for nighttime operations. He left for the Herald in 1999.

The New York Times Co. owns the Globe.