Dean Baquet Becomes 1st African American Executive Editor at The New York Times

Dean Baquet NY Times editor The New York Times announced today that Dean Baquet was promoted to
executive editor. He is the first African American person to hold this
title in the Times’ 162-year history. Before this, Baquet served as the
publication’s managing editor.

He replaces Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor, who served for less than three years.

According to a statement released by NY Times Publisher and Chairman Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., “Baquet is a consummate journalist whose reputation as a fierce advocate for his reporters and editors is well-deserved. And importantly, he is an enthusiastic supporter of our push toward further creativity in how we approach the digital expression of our journalism.?

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