The New York Times Company has announced that A.G. Sulzberger is to become the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Sulzberger will succeed Arthur Sulzberger Jr. in the position, effective December 31, 2020.
“In three short years as publisher A.G. has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to The Times’s mission and values,” said The Times Company Board presiding director Brian McAndrews. “He’s become a leading voice on the global stage in support of the principle that quality, independent journalism is critical to an informed and engaged society. And, he’s committed to the continued commercial success of The Times Company as the means to maintain its journalistic excellence. The Board believes he is the perfect person to step into Arthur’s large shoes as Chairman of the Company’s Board in January.”
A.G. Sulzberger has been publisher of The New York Times since 2018, and has played a key role in its digital transformation. He is a passionate believer in investigative journalism and the free press, and has previously served for The Times as a metro reporter, a national correspondent, associate editor for newsroom strategy and deputy publisher.
“As publisher and chairman, Arthur brought more change to The Times than anyone since Adolph Ochs,” said A.G. Sulzberger. “His tenure stretched from the first front-page color photo to experiments in augmented reality, from the heyday of print advertising to digital revenue eclipsing print. Through it all, he provided a steady hand, sound judgment and an unwavering commitment to independence. Our success today is directly attributable to his singular focus on the long term, his embrace of innovation and his sustained investment in quality, original journalism. I am excited to build on Arthur’s remarkable legacy.”