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Jill Abramson

India 2005
The New York Times

Jill Abramson was named executive of The New York Times in June 2011, after serving as Washington bureau chief from December 2000 to August 2003 and managing editor from August 2003 to June 2011. From April 1999 until November 2000, Ms. Abramson was Washington editor where she was responsible for planning and directing the work of The Times’s 60-member bureau. Before becoming Washington editor she served as the enterprise editor in the Washington Bureau. She joined the newspaper in September 1997.

Previously, she worked at The Wall Street Journal from 1988 to 1997. While there, she served as deputy bureau chief in its Washington, D.C., bureau and investigative reporter, covering money and politics.

From 1986 to 1988 she was editor in chief of Legal Times, a weekly newspaper in Washington, D.C.

Born in New York City on March 19, 1954, Ms. Abramson received a B.A. degree in history and literature, graduating magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1976.

She is co-author of Strange Justice, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1994 and Where They are Now, published by Doubleday in 1986.

Strange Justice was a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994. Ms. Abramson won the National Press Club award for national correspondence in 1992 for political coverage of money and politics.

During the 2000-2001 fall term, she was a Ferris professor at Princeton University teaching an undergraduate seminar on politics and journalism.

She is married, has two children and lives in New York City.

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