NY Times makes two new promotions
The following excerpt announcement was sent out by The New York Times national editor Jia Lynn Yang and deputy national editor Monica Davey:
First up, Julie Bosman, who has been a stellar National correspondent covering the Midwest, will take on a new role as Chicago bureau chief.
Julie has so many qualities that we value in a national correspondent. She is a spectacular writer of both enterprise and breaking news. She brings tremendous empathy to her subjects and wins their trust. She has enormous intellectual range. Her career at The Times has also spanned business, politics, education and culture. And Julie is also a natural leader—someone who thinks of ways to make our team stronger by looking out for her colleagues.
A look at her work over the past year reveals how essential Julie is to National. She has been a key writer on Covid-19 coverage, giving readers crystal clear explanations on how the virus has been making its way through the country.
Next, Mitch Smith is now a Midwest National correspondent.
Mitch, who has long been one of our most collaborative and generous colleagues, has been a true leader over the past year in helping to create and coordinate the Times’s coronavirus data tracking project. His remarkable work has served readers with exclusive information that helps people stay safe. And he has guided The Times’s coverage and understanding of the virus in ways too numerous to count, from the coronavirus live briefing to nightly notes outlining the virus’s path. If you have wondered at any point in this complex event: What’s the latest? How are things going? Mitch has been our clear-eyed, rigorous guide at every turn.
Mitch, who came to The Times’s Chicago bureau in 2014, has deep roots in the Midwest: He was born in Omaha, raised in Kansas and previously reported for the Chicago Tribune and the Lincoln Journal Star.
Please join us in congratulating these two wonderful colleagues on their well-deserved promotions.
—Jia Lynn and Monica