NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2006--Andrew Rosenthal, deputy
editorial page editor, has been named editorial page editor, effective
January 1. He will succeed Gail Collins, who plans to take a leave of
absence to complete a sequel to her 2003 book "America's Women" and
will then return to writing an Op-Ed column next July.
"Under Gail's direction, The Times's editorial page has grown in
its journalistic scope and its physical scale," said Arthur
Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The Times and chairman of The New York
Times Company. "She has seen us through the horror of 9/11, wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq and a time of great political turmoil. Her
lasting legacy will be the expansion of the Sunday editorial pages
from two to three, her supervision in the creation of Times Select and
the development of editorial pages for each of our Sunday regional
sections. As much as I will miss her leadership, I'm thrilled she will
be returning to our Op-Ed pages as a columnist. We have missed her
"When Andy moved from the newsroom to his position as deputy
editorial page editor three years ago," Mr. Sulzberger continued, "we
did not know the degree to which he was a born editorial writer. He
has penned some of the most powerful and insightful editorials that
have run on our pages. With his depth of journalistic experiences -
from Moscow bureau chief for the Associated Press to Washington
correspondent and foreign editor for The Times - Andy has an expansive
vision of our world and the issues we confront. His extraordinary
understanding of both print and online journalism will serve us well
as we expand our offerings across media."
Mr. Rosenthal, 50, was named deputy editorial page editor of The
New York Times in 2003 after having served as assistant managing
editor, foreign editor and national editor of The Times. Previously he
served as The Times's Washington editor and as a Washington
correspondent since joining the Company in 1987.
Before coming to The Times, Mr. Rosenthal worked at the Associated
Press, where he was its Moscow bureau chief. His other assignments
with the AP included correspondent in Moscow, editor on the foreign
desk in New York and reporter in the Denver bureau.
Mr. Rosenthal graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A.
degree in American history in 1978. While at college, Mr. Rosenthal
was a sports stringer for the AP and a part-time police reporter for
The Rocky Mountain News.
Ms. Collins, 60, became editorial page editor of The New York
Times in 2001. Previously she had been a columnist for The Times and a
member of the paper's editorial board.
Before joining The Times in 1995, she was a columnist at New York
Newsday from 1991 until 1995 and the New York Daily News from 1985
until 1991. She was also a reporter for United Press International.
Ms. Collins has a B.A. degree in journalism from Marquette
University and an M.A. degree in government from the University of
Massachusetts. She is the author of three books: "America's Women, 400
Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines" (Morrow, 2003),
"Scorpion Tongues" (Morrow, 1998) and "The Millennium Book"
(Doubleday, 1991) which she co-authored with her husband, Dan Collins.
She is currently working on a book about American women since 1960.
Photos of Ms. Collins and Mr. Rosenthal are available at:
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