NY Times Names Ian Fisher Weekend Editor

The Times veteran gets a new role.

The New York Times has named Ian Fisher its new weekend editor. He most recently served as head of the Times investigations team.

Fisher has been with the Times since the early 1990s. He has served as a Metro reporter and worked in five foreign bureaus — Nairobi, Warsaw, Prague, Rome and Baghdad.

“Ian brings to the weekend job unfailing judgment, the respect of his colleagues across the newsroom and an intricate understanding of how to guide our global news operation,” wrote Times executive editor Dean Baquet, in a memo. “All of these qualities have made him a terrific newsroom leader and will continue to.”