Connor Ennis takes on new role on NY Times biz desk
New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Thursday:
Here’s a giant secret: Connor [Ennis] has a new job. He’ll be in charge of a group of reporters that cover a variety of fun topics including retail. It is the gig affectionately known in Biz Day as the Brink job.
As our deputy media editor, Connor edited countless stories on topics our readers care about intensely, including the Oscars, snoopy TVs, R. Kelly and much more. Even on deadline, Connor is a calming presence. One of his reporters, who shall rename nameless but whose initials are Brooks Barnes, says that Connor “coaxes me off the ledge on a daily (hourly?) basis.”
Prior to joining Biz Day as weekend editor, Connor worked in sports, first on the copy desk and then as a backfielder. Former sports editor Jason Stallman once described Connor as having “vision beyond the field.” Hmmmm.
Before joining The Times in 2006, Connor worked for the Associated Press, where he did fun stuff like covering the Olympics.
Connor lives in Cranford, N.J., with his wife, Lauren, and their two sons, Sam and Jack. He recently used all his influence to get them into a story in the Book Review. On Halloween he has dressed up as Poke Ball and Toad from Mario Bros. He has also participated in Ax Throwing, which is an international sport that I believe involves throwing axes–and trimming copy.
Please join me in congratulating Connor.