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NY Times taps Dao as metro editor

April 6, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Jim Dao

The New York Times has appointed Jim Dao as metro editor.

Dao will oversee “the most consequential mayoral race in many years, and the epic story of the rebuilding of a city devastated by the pandemic.”

“He is taking over a staff that has produced a run of investigative reporting, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning series, and has the writers to tell the stories of how the city’s education system, real estate market, finances, health care system and its neighborhoods will change in the coming years.”

Dao initially worked for The New York Daily News and joined The Times as a general assignment reporter on metro before moving to Albany. He was then Washington correspondent and later national correspondent.

For more than 3 years, he held the post of deputy metropolitan editor and was then named national correspondent. He then served as deputy national editor for more than 2 years, before becoming op-ed editor. In 2020, he was named education editor.

Dao is a B.A. in history from Yale University.

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