Jill Abramson Suddenly Replaced As NYT Executive Editor

AP

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson unexpectedly left her position on Wednesday, the newspaper announced.

“I’ve loved my run at The Times,” Abramson said in a statement. “I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism.”

Abramson served as the first woman in the executive editor position at the Times. She is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, who will be the newspaper’s first black executive editor.

A Times reporter tweeted that the newspaper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., attributed the change to a management issue:


Dean Baquet

This post has been updated.

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