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NY Times appoints Cohen as Paris bureau chief

October 15, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Roger Cohen

Roger Cohen has been named Paris bureau chief at the New York Times.

In his more than 30-year career with the Times, Cohen has served as a correspondent and foreign editor, with his first byline appearing in the Times on Jan. 19, 1990, on page D12 of the Business section.

Born in London, Cohen first lived in Paris for a year in 1976, when he taught English at a lycée as part of his studies at Oxford. Then, after his graduation, Cohen began freelancing for various publications.

In 1979, he was hired by Reuters and sent to Brussels, then Rome. He also worked for the Wall Street Journal for 7 years and then returned to Paris as a correspondent for the Times in 1992.

He stayed in Paris until 1998 before moving to Berlin as bureau chief. In 2004, after his tour as foreign editor, Cohen started writing a column for the International New York Times (then known as the International Herald Tribune).

In 2009, he was named columnist for the Times.

“Paris has been a great, recurring theme of my life,’’ Roger said. “The place I started in journalism. The place I developed my love of French literature and history. The place from which I explored Europe — at first divided, then united. In this sense, returning now as bureau chief represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream.”

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