NY Times hires WSJ’s Audi as enterprise editor
New York Times national editor Jia Lynn Yang sent out the following on Monday:
I’m very excited to announce that Tammy Audi will be joining National as enterprise editor. Tammy joins us from The Wall Street Journal, where since 2018 she has been the deputy on the Journal’s Enterprise desk (formerly known as Page One), which encourages, edits and publishes The Journal’s most ambitious investigations, narratives and feature stories.
Tammy has had a major hand in many memorable stories: on dying alone with Covid; the world’s deadliest ultramarathon; Hong Kong’s youngest protestors; the last grocer in town ; a refugee bride fighting to unite with her groom; how a hot tub explains the supply chain mess; America’s (brief) summer reunion, and the unpredictable pandemic economy that pumps up wages yet leaves so many scraping by.
She brings not only razor-sharp story framing chops but serious mileage as a national reporter who has covered the country from the ground up from just about every state imaginable.
Before becoming deputy enterprise editor at The Journal, Tammy was Western Bureau Chief, running coverage of California, the West Coast and more than a dozen western states. Prior to that, she was a national reporter who covered the Gabby Giffords shooting and its long aftermath, the San Bernardino terror attack, the first women’s mosque and the gambling industry.
Before joining The Journal in 2007, she spent a decade at the Detroit Free Press. She has also worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and at tiny local outlets like The Brookline Citizen and The Danvers Herald.
This is a homecoming of sorts for her. Tammy was a news clerk for The Times during and after college at Boston University.
Please join me in welcoming Tammy to National. Her first day is Feb. 7 and we’re thrilled she’s here.