Joseph Kahn named managing editor at The New York Times
The paper is reviving the number two slot, moving Kahn, previously assistant editor for International, to the role once held by Dean Baquet, currently The Times’s executive editor
NEW YORK, NY – September 16, 2016 – The New York Times announced today that Joseph Kahn has been named managing editor, effective immediately. Mr. Kahn had been assistant editor for International since September 2014 and is the architect of The Times’s international strategy.
In making the announcement, Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor, said, “In a newsroom of exceptional journalists, Joe stands out. He was one of our finest foreign correspondents and has become one of our very best editors. He cares deeply about this institution and I am very pleased that he has agreed to take on this critical role, helping me lead our editorial strategy and build The Times of the future.”
Mr. Kahn said, “It is a wonderful honor to help Dean run the world’s finest newsroom. We have an enormous amount to do in coming years, and the best team in journalism to do it.”
Mr. Kahn becomes The Times’s first managing editor since 2014.
Prior to being named assistant editor for International, Mr. Kahn served as International editor for The New York Times since September 2011 and deputy foreign editor since February 2008. From July 2003 to December 2007, Mr. Kahn was the Beijing bureau chief at The Times. Previously, he was assigned to Shanghai. He was also a reporter in the Washington bureau, covering international economics and trade and on the business desk in New York, writing about Wall Street.
Mr. Kahn has won two Pulitzer Prizes, including for his work at The Times exposing injustices in China’s legal system. Under his leadership as International editor, The Times has won three Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting.
Before joining The Times in January 1998, Mr. Kahn spent four years as a China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He also worked as a city desk reporter and foreign correspondent for The Dallas Morning News.
Born in Boston, Mr. Kahn graduated from Harvard College in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in American History. In 1990, he received a Master’s Degree in East Asian Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.