New York Times metro editor Jim Dao and deputy metro editor Nestor Ramos sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
It is with immense delight that we can announce the hiring of Ezequiel Minaya as an assistant editor on the Metro desk.
Zeke, a native New Yorker, comes to us from the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was deputy business editor. Before that, he oversaw the Inquirer’s year-long “Future of Work” project, which published scores of staff-written and freelance pieces, produced videos and held panel discussions wrestling with the impact of changing technology, the gig economy and the pandemic on the city’s workforce.
It’s hard to imagine better preparation for his new job on Metro, where Zeke will lead our economics, transit and real estate reporters as they chart the city’s struggles to emerge from the pandemic amid rising inflation and global economic jitters. It doesn’t hurt that Zeke was raised in Washington Heights, where four generations of his family have lived.
After graduating from Guilford College in North Carolina, Zeke received a masters in journalism and Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He did stints at the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle and with Stars and Stripes in Iraq, before spending five years in Venezuela for The Wall Street Journal.
He starts June 27. Please welcome him.