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New York Times appoints Dean Baquet executive editor
May 14, 2014 / 6:53 PM / 4 years ago

New York Times appoints Dean Baquet executive editor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times Co announced on Wednesday that Dean Baquet will become executive editor of the company’s flagship newspaper, effective immediately, succeeding Jill Abramson.

New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson speaks during an interview in New York September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

Baquet has been managing editor of The New York Times since 2011.

“There is no journalist in our newsroom or elsewhere better qualified to take on the responsibilities of executive editor at this time than Dean Baquet,” Arthur Sulzberger Jr, the publisher of The New York Times, said in a statement.

Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler

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