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Kahn, former biz journalist, named NY Times ME

September 16, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Joseph Kahn
Joseph Kahn

Joseph Kahn, a former business journalist who covered Wall Street, has been named the managing editor of the New York Times.

Kahn had been assistant editor for International since September 2014 and is the architect of The Times’s international strategy.

Prior to being named assistant editor for international, Kahn served as international editor for The Times since September 2011 and deputy foreign editor since February 2008. From July 2003 to December 2007, Kahn was the Beijing bureau chief at The Times. Previously, he was assigned to Shanghai. He was also a reporter in the Washington bureau, covering international economics and trade and on the business desk in New York, writing about Wall Street.

“In a newsroom of exceptional journalists, Joe stands out,” said executive editor Dean Baquet in a statement. “He was one of our finest foreign correspondents and has become one of our very best editors. He cares deeply about this institution and I am very pleased that he has agreed to take on this critical role, helping me lead our editorial strategy and build The Times of the future.”

Before joining The Times in January 1998, Kahn spent four years as a China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He also worked as a city desk reporter and foreign correspondent for The Dallas Morning News.

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