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A. G. Sulzberger
Interview Arthur Gregg Sulzberger and Michel Temer - Davos - 24012018- crop.jpg
Sulzberger in 2018
Born Arthur Gregg Sulzberger
(1980-08-05) August 5, 1980 (age 38)
Washington, DC, US
Other names A. G. Sulzberger
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • publisher
Employer The New York Times Company
Home town Manhattan, New York City, New York, US[1]
Spouse(s) Molly Messick (m. 2018)
Parent(s)

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger (born 1980), known as A. G. Sulzberger, is an American journalist who is the publisher of The New York Times.[1][2] He is the son of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of The New York Times Company and the preceding publisher of The New York Times.[3][4] He became the Times' publisher on January 1, 2018.

Early life

Sulzberger was born in Washington, DC, on August 5, 1980, the son of Gail Gregg and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the grandson of Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr., the great-grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and the great-great-grandson of Adolph Ochs.[3] His paternal grandfather was Jewish, and the rest of his family is of Christian background (Episcopalian and Congregationalist).[citation needed]

He attended Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Brown University, graduating in 2004 with a major in political science.[citation needed]

Career

Providence Journal

Sulzberger worked as an intern for The Providence Journal from 2004 to 2006, working from the paper's office in Wakefield.[5] While there, he revealed that membership of the Narragansett Lions Club was not open to women.[5] Despite threats from the club to withdraw their advertising if the story was run, the Journal published Sulzberger's story.[5] The Narragansett Lions Club began admitting women members a few months later.[5]

Sulzberger worked as a news reporter for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland from 2006 to 2009.[6]

The New York Times

In February 2009, Sulzberger began writing for the Times. The newspaper published his first article on March 2, 2009.[7]

He was named an associate editor of The New York Times in August 2015.[8] In October 2016, he was named deputy publisher, putting him in line to succeed his father as publisher.[2][3][9]

On December 14, 2017, it was announced that he would take over as publisher on January 1, 2018. He is the sixth member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family to serve in the role.[1][10]

The 2017 film Kodachrome, directed by Mark Raso, is based upon one of his 2010 articles.[11]

Sulzberger meeting at the White House

Sulzberger met Donald Trump at the White House on July 20, 2018. He said in a statement, "I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous. I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence."[12][13][14]

Personal life

Sulzberger is a vegetarian.[1]

In 2018, he married Molly Messick.[15][16]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ember, Sydney (December 14, 2017). "A.G. Sulzberger, 37, to Take Over as New York Times Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ember, Sydney (October 19, 2016). "New York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger Deputy Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Levitz, Eric (October 19, 2016). "A.G. Sulzberger Vanquishes Cousins, Becomes Deputy Publisher of New York Times". New York.
  4. ^ Sulzberger Jr., Arthur; Baquet, Dean; Rosenthal, Jack (June 18, 2015). "A Conversation on the Future of The New York Times: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and Dean Baquet in conversation with Jack Rosenthal". Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College – via YouTube.
  5. ^ a b c d Rosenberg, Alan (December 14, 2017). "Sulzberger didn't back down in Narragansett confrontation". Providence, Rhode Island: The Providence Journal. Retrieved December 15, 2017. Arthur Gregg Sulzberger ... took part in an internship program at The Providence Journal from 2004 to 2006
  6. ^ Rogoway, Mike (February 9, 2018). "A.G. Sulzberger, New York Times' publisher and former Oregonian reporter, talks journalism in the digital age". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Sulzberger, A. G. (March 2, 2009). "Second Snow Day Unlikely, Mayor Says". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Baquet, Dean (July 30, 2015). "Arthur Gregg Sulzberger Named Associate Editor". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Sherman, Gabriel (August 24, 2015). "The Heirs: A Three-Way, Mostly Civilized Family Contest to Become the Next Publisher of The Times". New York.
  10. ^ Wamsley, Laurel (December 14, 2017). "New York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger, 37, Its Next Publisher". NPR. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  11. ^ Sulzberger, A. G. (December 29, 2010). "For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas". The New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "NYT publisher disputes Trump's retelling of off-the-record conversation". politico.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger chides President Donald Trump over 'fake news' claims". usatoday.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "New York Times publisher says he chided Trump not to call press the enemy". nbcnews.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  15. ^ Zak, Dan; Ellison, Sarah; Terris, Ben (July 30, 2018). "'He Doesn't Like Bullies': The Story of the 37-year-old Who Took Over the New York Times and Is Taking on Trump". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "Arthur Sulzberger & Molly Messick's Wedding Registry". AmazingRegistry.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.

External links

  • A. G. Sulzberger on IMDb
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