NY Times hires Bloomberg’s Merelman to be criminal justice editor

New York Times metro editor Jim Dao sent out the following on Thursday: Metro is excited to announce the hiring of Stephen Merelman to be our new criminal justice editor, overseeing our talented and busy team covering courts and cops. Steve comes to us from Bloomberg, where he worked for nearly 12 years as a senior editor […]

NY Times promotes Coughlin to audience editor, Metro

The New York Times has appointed Jennie Coughlin as the Metro desk’s first full-time audience editor. In her new role, she will be working with story editors and reporters, deliver regular audience reports, develop audience plans for big stories, and work to grow readership for the New York Today newsletter, among other tasks. Previously, she […]

NY Times names Ericson assistant managing editor for data journalism

The New York Times has tapped Matt Ericson as assistant managing editor for data journalism. Recently, he was an assistant managing editor overseeing the Times’ CMS and much of the newsroom’s work with product and design. Ericson will remain involved with product and design as he takes on his new role. He will be guiding […]

New York Times makes two new hires on the politics team

The New York Times has tapped Jazmine Ulloa as a roving midterm reporter based in Washington and Alexandra Berzon as an investigative reporter. Ulloa joins from The Boston Globe, where she was a national political reporter. Before that, she was a state politics and policy reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She has also reported […]

NY Times names Ferré-Sadurní Albany bureau chief

Luis Ferré-Sadurní, who joined the Albany team at the end of 2019, has been promoted to the post of Albany bureau chief at The New York Times. Ferré-Sadurní joined The Times in 2017 as a James Reston Reporting fellow. He later held the posts of general assignment and then housing reporter on Metro. Ferré-Sadurní got […]

NY Times Opinion adds McMillan as columnist

Author, sociologist and university professor Tressie McMillan Cottom is joining The New York Times as a columnist. She begins in April. She is an associate professor and senior research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also contributed to The Atlantic and was an editorial writer at Medium. She was […]

NBC News taps Sorkin to host series for streaming service

Business journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin will be producing and hosting a limited series for NBC News Now, the free streaming service of NBC News. The new series are expected to launch later this year. Sorkin co-anchors the CNBC morning show “Squawk Box” and serves as a business columnist for The New York Times. He also […]

NY Times taps Peltier as West Africa correspondent

The New York Times has promoted Elian Peltier to the post of West Africa correspondent. He will be based in Dakar. Previously, he was a breaking news reporter. Peltier has also worked as a reporter at The Times, and was a freelance reporter, Paris bureau. He was also a VR journalist at TARGO in France […]

NY Times Opinion taps Paul as columnist

Pamela Paul will be joining The New York Times Opinion as a columnist. Paul is the editor of The Times Book Review, the author and editor of eight books and the host of the Book Review’s popular weekly podcast. She begins in April. She was an arts correspondent for The Economist and joined the Times […]

NY Times promotes Walker to correspondent

Mark Walker, The New York Times FOIA coordinator in the bureau, has been promoted to the post of correspondent in Washington, working with the bureau’s investigative team on a wide range of topics. Walker was also part of a team at The Times that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2021 for public service for reporting […]