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Cheddar editor in chief Roberts is departing

May 1, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Jim Roberts

Cheddar editor in chief Jim Roberts announced Friday that he is leaving the news organization.

It has been a privilege to lead a newsroom of so many creative and energetic young journalists, as we worked to make a very different kind of television news,” he wrote on Twitter.

Roberts had joined Cheddar in December 2017 after working at The New York Times and Reuters. At the time, Cheddar had nearly four dozen people working in content.

He was executive editor of digital at Reuters, overseeing the editorial work of Reuters.com and the global family of Reuters website.

Roberts had been the Times’s chief digital editor and evangelist, first in the role of editor of digital news, and then as an assistant managing editor. He led a vast expansion of NYTimes.com from 2006 to 2009, and helped build and lead a team of multimedia experts that has two Emmy Awards and one Peabody to its credit.

Before joining the Times’s digital team, Roberts was national editor of the Times and the paper’s national political editor during the 2000 campaign. He also worked as an editor on the Times’s metropolitan and sports desks. Before joining the Times, he worked in a variety of reporting and editing jobs in Richmond, Va., Baltimore and Dallas.

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