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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