Media Moves

NY Times promotes Cruz to Books editor

August 1, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Gilbert Cruz

The New York Times has appointed culture editor Gilbert Cruz to Books editor. An excerpt from the announcement reads:

Now he’ll move to Books to focus his energies on three important pillars of coverage. The first is to reimagine The New York Times Book Review, the nation’s last stand-alone newspaper book-review section, for the digital age. The second is to increase and embolden our reporting on and criticism of ideas and intellectual life, the publishing world and all that lives within it. And the third is to build new muscles in service journalism that will help our readers choose their next books with ease and joy.”

Prior to joining the Times as a TV editor, Cruz worked at New York magazine, where he served as senior editor, deputy editor and editorial director for its website. He wrote and edited for Time and was an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly.

Cruz has a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Be sure to congratulate Cruz on Twitter.

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