Marc Lacey Named NY Times National Editor

The Times vet moves up.

The New York Times has named Marc Lacey national editor. Lacey most recently worked as weekend editor. He has been with the Times since 1999.

Lacey previously worked as deputy foreign editor and a correspondent in Washington, Nairobi, Mexico City and Phoenix. He also served as the Times’ first Phoenix bureau chief.

“The Times is one of the last news organizations with an extensive network of national bureaus, staffed with reporters who offer daily, on-the-ground dispatches,” wrote Times executive editor Dean Baquet, in a memo. “It is one of the great jewels of our report — as we have seen again this week — and we are lucky to be able to entrust it to Marc.”