New York Times Replaces Executive Editor Jill Abramson

Managing editor Dean Baquet will fill the role.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Updated 4:22 PM EDT
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N.Y. Times Replaces Executive Editor Jill Abramson

The New York Times' executive editor Jill Abramson is leaving the paper and will be replaced by its managing editor Dean Baquet

The New York Times' executive editor Jill Abramson is leaving the paper and will be replaced by its managing editor Dean Baquet, the Times said Wednesday.

Abramson, 60, had held her position since 2011 and was the first woman ever to hold the top editorial job in the paper's history. Baquet will become the paper's first black executive editor.

The Times' publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. informed senior editors Wednesday afternoon and the full newsroom soon after, around 2:30 p.m. ET.

The Times reported that the reasons for the switch weren't immediately clear. Politico's Dylan Byers reported that Sulzberger told staff that Abramson's exit had to do with "an issue with management in the newsroom."

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