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NY Times appoints Grossman-Cohen as chief of staff

February 24, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Rebecca Grossman-Cohen

The following announcement was sent out by The New York Times CEO Meredith Kopit Levien:

Colleagues,

I’m delighted to share that Rebecca Grossman-Cohen will become my new Chief of Staff effective immediately. In addition to running my office, she’ll continue to lead our strategy and relationships with the biggest platforms and tech companies, and also our internal communications work on an interim basis reporting to David Rubin.

Rebecca has spent her career on the business side of news organizations with tours at NPR and News Corp before joining The Times. She came here in 2014 to work on digital subscriptions. For the last four years, she’s helped shape our destination-first strategy for news, drive industry-impacting changes with Google, and she led our licensing deals with Facebook News and Snapchat and our approach to Apple News. Six months ago, David and I asked Rebecca to work with Lisa Vedernikova to lead an effort to strengthen our company communications.

I really got to know Rebecca when she was the co-leader of the Women’s Network and I was its executive sponsor. I saw first-hand her orientation toward making The Times better for everyone when she and her Women’s Network colleagues drove a major expansion of our family leave benefits.

Time and again, Rebecca has demonstrated that she is a strong and clear communicator, a highly effective collaborator, a thoughtful and values-driven leader, and an able steward of our path through complex external matters. Her track record of making the people around her better — and making the company better — make me deeply excited for her to begin in this new role.

Josanna Lewin will continue to report to Rebecca on the partnership work, and Adrian Hopkins and Edward Bohan will continue to collaborate with her on our internal communications and culture work.

Please join me in congratulating Rebecca on this well-deserved promotion and expansion of responsibilities.

Meredith

 

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