Peter Kovacs is editor of The Advocate and The Times-Picayune. He has been a journalist in Louisiana for 36 years. He came to New Orleans from Alabama, where he was a reporter and editor at The Birmingham News. He worked at The Times-Picayune for 29 years, mostly as managing editor, helping the newspaper win four Pulitzer prizes, including two for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He joined The Advocate in 2013 and launched daily newspapers in New Orleans and Lafayette.