Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.
Arthur Sulzberger Jr at FT Spring Party.jpg
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in 2012
Born(1951-09-22) September 22, 1951 (age 62)
Mount Kisco, New York, USA
NationalityAmerican
EducationBA in political science at Tufts University
OccupationChairman, The New York Times Company
Publisher, The New York Times
Spouse(s)Gail Gregg (m. 1975)
Children2
 
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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.
Arthur Sulzberger Jr at FT Spring Party.jpg
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in 2012
Born(1951-09-22) September 22, 1951 (age 62)
Mount Kisco, New York, USA
NationalityAmerican
EducationBA in political science at Tufts University
OccupationChairman, The New York Times Company
Publisher, The New York Times
Spouse(s)Gail Gregg (m. 1975)
Children2

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. (born September 22, 1951) became the publisher of The New York Times in 1992 and chairman of the board of its owner, The New York Times Company, in 1997, succeeding his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger.

Life and career[edit]

Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, the son of Barbara Winslow (née Grant) and the previous Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, grandson of Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and the great-grandson of Times owner and publisher Adolph Ochs. His mother was of mostly English and Scottish origin[1] and his father was of Jewish origin (both Ashkenazi and Sephardic). His parents divorced when he was five. He was raised in his mother's Episcopalian faith, but no longer observes the religion.[2] On May 24, 1975, he married artist and journalist Gail Gregg. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Katherine Belton, a Presbyterian assistant pastor, in the Greggs' garden in Topeka, Kansas.[3] In May 2008, they announced plans to end their marriage.[4]

Sulzberger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Tufts University in 1974. He was a reporter with The Raleigh Times from 1974 to 1976, and a London correspondent for The Associated Press from 1976-78. He joined The New York Times in 1978 as a correspondent in its Washington bureau. He moved to New York as a metro reporter in 1981 and was appointed assistant metro editor later that year. He is also a 1985 graduate of the Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development.

From 1983 to 1987, he worked in a variety of business departments, including production and corporate planning. In January 1987, he was named assistant publisher and, a year later, deputy publisher, overseeing the news and business departments. In both capacities, he was involved in planning the Times's automated color printing and distribution facilities in Edison, New Jersey, and at College Point, Queens, New York, as well as the creation of the six-section color newspaper. Sulzberger played a central role in the development of the Times Square Business Improvement District, officially launched in January 1992, serving as the first chairman of that civic organization. He also helped found and serves as chairman of New York City Outward Bound.[citation needed]

Sulzberger has been credited with developing the Times's internet operations, monetizing digital content, etc., helping to improve the paper's bottom line.[5] The domain "nytimes.com" attracted at least 146,000,000 visitors annually by 2008, according to a Compete.com study. The New York Times Web site was ranked 59th with more than 20,000,000 unique visitors in March 2009, making it the most visited newspaper site with more than twice as many unique visitors as the next most popular site. The Times also topped the list of the 50 most popular newspaper blogs, with 22.[6][7]

Family[edit]

Sulzberger has a son, Arthur Gregg,[8] and a daughter, Annie; both attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Arthur Gregg Sulzberger began writing for The New York Times in February 2009.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society - American Ancestors: #42 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: Yankee Ancestors, Mayflower Lines, and Royal Descents and Connections of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. by Gary Boyd Roberts; dated December 1, 1999
  2. ^ New Times, New York Magazine, Sept. 30, 1991, p. 30
  3. ^ Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. and Gail Gregg Married, May 25, 1975, New York Times, p. 51
  4. ^ "Times Publisher and His Wife Separate", The New York Times, May 10, 2008. Accessed August 10, 2008.
  5. ^ "The New York Times Company Reports NYTimes.com's Record-Breaking Traffic for March". The New York Times. April 18, 2005. Retrieved September 15, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Top 30 Newspaper Sites for March". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  7. ^ "The 50 Most Popular Newspaper Blogs". Business Insider. Archived from the original on May 10, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  8. ^ Arthur Gregg Sulzberger
  9. ^ Leslie Kaufman (November 14, 2012). "Novel About Racial Injustice Wins National Book Award". New York Times. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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Business positions
Preceded by
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
Publisher of The New York Times Company
1992–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
Chairman of The New York Times Company
1997–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Janet L. Robinson
CEO of The New York Times Company
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Mark Thompson