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NY Times Opinion welcomes Kelley, Kaminer as deputy editors

September 16, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Lauren Kelley

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times’ Op-Ed editor Vanessa Mobley:

Lauren Kelley, who is now our Op-Ed editor leading reproductive rights coverage, will become Deputy, News, and Ariel Kaminer, rejoining The Times from BuzzFeed, will be Deputy, Ideas & Investigations.

Starting Sept. 26, Lauren will be Deputy, News. She will bring her incisive editing and astute judgment, as well as her empathic and generous leadership, to this new position. She is committed to producing a timely and relevant report that reflects the core conflicts that drive the news, from a range of political and ideological perspectives.

Originally from Dallas, Lauren has a B.A. in English from Texas Christian University. Before joining The Times’s editorial board in 2018, she was the politics editor at Rolling Stone, where she led coverage of the 2016 elections.


Ariel Kaminer

Starting Sept. 19, Ariel Kaminer returns to the Times in the role of Deputy, Ideas & Investigations, after seven years at BuzzFeed News, most recently as executive editor for investigations. Ariel is an exceptional editor, experienced in both politics and culture, investigations and personal essays. Her role in Opinion will be as a catalyst for the deep and satisfying conversations that Opinion convenes around ideas.

Originally from Tenafly, N.J., Ariel is a graduate of Princetn University.

Please join us in congratulating Lauren and offering a warm welcome to Ariel.

— Vanessa


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