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Boston Globe’s Ramos joins NY Times Metro desk as assistant editor

September 28, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Nestor Ramos

The New York Times associate managing editor and Metro editor Cliff Levy with assistant managing editor Carolyn Ryan sent out the following excerpt announcement:

Last year, Nestor Ramos spent many months exploring the impact of climate change on a beloved part of our country, Cape Cod.

“Perfect summers have grown hotter and muggier,” he later wrote in The Boston Globe. “Storms arrive violently, and more often. Occasionally, nature sends up an even more ostentatious flare: A historic home vanishes. The earth opens up and swallows a Honda Civic. A seasoned fisherman on the waters off Provincetown peers over starboard and spies an unmistakable shock of electric green: mahi-mahi, visiting from the tropics.”

Nestor’s lyrical piece, “At the Edge of a Warming World,” was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing this year, and it demonstrated his knack for melding deep reporting with powerful writing. Soon after it was published, he brought those talents to the editing corps at The Globe, ascending to the masthead as a senior assistant managing editor.

Now, Nestor is taking the next step in an already impressive career. We’re thrilled to announce that he’s joining The Times as an assistant editor on the Metro desk.

Nestor has been a reporter, columnist and editor in South Dakota, Western New York and Boston, where he oversaw coverage of the pandemic.

During a brief but eventful stint as a fill-in restaurant critic, he gained notice with his review of one of the country’s oldest restaurants.

Nestor grew up in New Haven, where his father delivered bundles of The New Haven Register, and his mother and grandmother were devoted New York Times readers.

Nestor starts next month. Please welcome him!




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