It is the greatest privilege of my life to be asked to lead this great newsroom.
Our role in documenting, explaining, and investigating the most important news developments in the United States and around the world is more urgent today than at any time in our 170 years of story. No other news organization combines the depth of our talent and expertise, the ambitions of our reporting staff, the immersion of our storytelling and the authority of our journalism.
We have all benefited immensely from the innovative spirit and journalistic ambition that have defined Dean’s leadership. He instilled in us all his enthusiasm for great reporting, his openness to new approaches and a shared sense of mission forged through some of the most tumultuous events of modern times. He was also my mentor, my thinking partner, my journalistic compass and my friend.
It is now my duty to empower our remarkable journalists to produce the most ambitious, consequential and creative work of our careers.
To do this, I will need the help of the most talented leaders in the information industry, to ensure a smooth transition, to open our doors to your thoughts and ideas, and to build and maintain our room writing for years to come. The good news, as the rest of the media world keeps reminding us, is that we already have this team on hand.
Marc Lacey and caroline ryan, two extraordinary editors who have contributed to the journalistic and cultural transformation of editorial staff over the past decade, will serve as my editors. Both will share with me responsibility for overseeing the scope of our coverage and news operations, ensuring the competitiveness, ambition and excellence of the report and driving forward key priorities such as independence and trust, digital excellence and cultural transformation.
Four highly experienced leaders will join our leadership group as associate editors, helping Carolyn, Marc and I lead the report and oversee the newsroom. Each will oversee a specific portfolio of high priorities.