Stephens, WSJ deputy editorial page editor, to join NY Times
James Bennet, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
I’m thrilled to tell you that a new colleague is joining the greatest roster of columnists in the world. Bret Stephens will be coming to The Times later this spring from the Wall Street Journal, where he writes the Global View column and also serves as the deputy editorial page editor, responsible for pieces from Europe and Asia. Bret, who won the 2013 Pulitzer prize for commentary, brings to the job profound intellectual depth, honesty and bravery – the qualities our audience expects from a Times columnist. He’s a beautiful writer who ranges across politics, international affairs, culture and business, and, for The Times, he will bring a new perspective to bear on the news. You can expect other additions to our lineup in coming months as we continue to broaden the range of Times debate about consequential questions.
From my own conversations with Bret, and with those who have had the privilege of working with him, I can tell you he is also a generous and thoughtful colleague with a deep sense of moral purpose and adventure about our work.
Bret will arrive early next month, and I’ll ask you to join me then in welcoming him.